Accession Number : ADA294366

Title :   Software Estimation Technology Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

Personal Author(s) : Barrow, Dean ; Nilson, Susan ; Timberlake, Dawn

PDF Url : ADA294366

Report Date : MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to increase awareness and understanding of software systems estimation technology. Use of this report should be the first step in transferring effective software estimation principles, methods, and tools into practical use. The target audience of this report consists of those managers and technical people responsible for the development and maintenance of software in their organizations. This report defines the concepts of the Software Estimation Tools Domain and identifies their value in improving software quality and productivity. It explains how the capabilities of current software estimation tools can improve management of software development and maintenance projects. It includes information about specific products in the marketplace. The information is aimed at those who must make decisions about acquiring technology and who must prepare their organizations to use it effectively. Finally, this report identifies the future directions in the field to help in planning long-range strategies. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *ESTIMATES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE, STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT, TOOLS, REPORTS, QUALITY, ENGINEERING, PLANNING, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), PRODUCTIVITY, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE