Accession Number : ADA191874

Title :   Software Supportability Risk Assessment in OT&E (Operational Test and Evaluation): Literature Review, Current Research Review, and Data Base Assemblage.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 16 Apr-28 Sep 84,

Corporate Author : BDM CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Hoessel, William ; Huebner, Walter, Jr ; Peercy, David E ; Richardson, G D

PDF Url : ADA191874

Report Date : 28 Sep 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 342

Abstract : Assessing the software supportability risk of Air Force acquired systems is necessary to enable various decision makers to properly plan for system deployment. Risk assessment (RA) is required throughout the system acquisition life cycle. Since the perspective of OT&E is focused upon the overall system mission, including supportability, methods are required which provide software testers with areas which require testing emphasis and which provide decision makers with an assessment for software and software support risk for production decisions. Due to the complexity of these requirements, it is necessary to determine the feasibility of developing and implementing a risk assessment model of software supportability with the proper system mission perspective to ultimately assist the top level decision maker. This report contains the results of a literature review and current research review to determine the level of effort and usefulness of developing and implementing a risk assessment model for software supportability (RAMSS) in OT&E. This document makes no judgement on the information gathered, but instead serves as the first step in the development of an RAMSS model.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, DEPLOYMENT, LIFE CYCLES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MISSIONS, MODELS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PRODUCTION, RISK, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE