Accession Number : ADA289912

Title :   Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McGarry, Frank ; Pajerski, Rose ; Page, Gerald ; Waligora, Sharon ; Basili, Victor

PDF Url : ADA289912

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) was established in 1976 for the purpose of studying and measuring software processes with the intent of identifying improvements that could be applied to the production of ground support software within the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SEL has three member organizations: NASA/GSFC, the University of Maryland, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The concept of process improvement within the SEL focuses on the continual understanding of both process and product as well as goal-driven experimentation and analysis of process change within a production environment.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *AWARDS, *WORK MEASUREMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MEASUREMENT, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ENVIRONMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, PRODUCTION, COMPUTERS, DATA ACQUISITION, GROUND SUPPORT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE