Accession Number : ADA292766

Title :   Leveraging Your Process Definition Investment to Support the Planning, Acquisition and Performance of Software Projects (Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) Program).

Descriptive Note : Informal technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LORAL FEDERAL SYSTEMS GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Ett, William H. ; Terrel, Jim ; Sherer, Wayne

PDF Url : ADA292766

Report Date : 22 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The STARS program was instituted to develop technology to support the megaprogramming of software systems, or systems in which software is a part. Developing software using the megaprogramming approach involves following a defined process to develop software, using the concepts of architecture-based and component reuse. STARS is currently in its technology demonstration phase, where the three STARS prime contractors are each paired with a military service team to use STARS megaprogramming concepts to develop and field a software system. Experiences by all three STARS contractors, as well as experience on all three STARS demonstration projects, have shown that defining enactable (or executable) processes is a time-consuming activity. Further, organizations are not taking full advantage of this investment from the standpoints of project and product-quality planning. The purpose of this paper is to describe how process definitions can be leveraged to support software project and software system acquisition planning, project management, and project performance.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, INVESTMENTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DEMONSTRATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, RELIABILITY, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE