Accession Number : ADA292998

Title :   The Sociology of Megaprogramming: Experiences in Generating an Organizational Learning Enterprise (Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) Program).

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : LORAL FEDERAL SYSTEMS GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Underhill, Lynn B.

PDF Url : ADA292998

Report Date : 27 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The STARS Program is currently involved in transitioning advanced software engineering technologies into practice within the DoD under the aegis of "megaprogramming". Megaprogramming, which integrates the notions of process-driven, domain specific, reuse based, and supporting automation via a Software Engineering Environment, is intended to enable the formation of product-line organizations with the objective of producing systems "cheaper, better, faster". Transitioning to megaprogramming can involved significant changes to existing ways of doing business, and to an organization's underlying paradigms. Given the degree of change, sociological forces come into play. The project that forms the basis of this experience is the SCAT demonstration project, performed by the AF SWSC at Peterson AFB. As a vehicle for organizing the analysis of our project's experience, we will create it to the disciplines distinguished by Peter Senge in "The Fifth Discipline, the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization". For each discipline, we present our interpretation of our experience, and our recommendations based on our lessons.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, AUTOMATION, ENVIRONMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, RELIABILITY, LEARNING, SOCIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE