Accession Number : ADA297614

Title :   Conducting Software Capability Evaluations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Fife, Dennis W. ; Brykczynski, Bill ; Heystek, Deborah ; Knapper, Robert J. ; Springsteen, Beth

PDF Url : ADA297614

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This document presents the results of an ongoing study to assess and recommend procedures for conducting a Software Capability Evaluation (SCE) for Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) programs. BMDO is using the SCE methodology of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to evaluate contractors during the source selection process and to monitor contractors after the award has been granted. SEl provides basic procedures in its SCE training course, but during the course of conducting more than seven SCEs, IDA found that additional procedures and information were necessary to improve the effectiveness of the BMD SCE teams. This document provides additional information in the form of lessons learned, findings, and recommended procedures and techniques for conducting SCEs on BMD contractors. This paper will be used to supplement SEl's training material and response. (KAR) P. 70

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SOURCES, LESSONS LEARNED, ORGANIZATIONS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, COURSES(EDUCATION), QUALITY ASSURANCE, SELECTION, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE