Accession Number : ADA182023

Title :   ADA (Trade Name) Adoption Handbook: A Program Manager's Guide. Version 1.0.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Foreman,John ; Goodenough,John

PDF Url : ADA182023

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The Ada Adoption Handbook provides program managers with information about how best to tap Ada's strengths and manage this new software technology. Although the issues are complex, they are not all unique to Ada. Indeed, many of these issues must be addressed when using any language for building sophisticated systems. The handbook addresses the advantages and risks inherent in adopting Ada. Significant emphasis has been placed on providing information and suggesting methods that will help program and project managers succeed in adopting Ada across a broad range of application domains. The handbook focuses on the following topics: program management issues including costs and technical and program control; Ada's goals and benefits; software tools with emphasis on compiler validation and quality issues; the state of Ada technology as it relates to system engineering, the application of special purpose languages; issues related to mixing Ada with other languages; possible productivity benefits resulting from software reuse; and implications for education and training. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, PRODUCTIVITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPILERS, VALIDATION, MANAGEMENT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE