Accession Number : ADA302093

Title :   Conducting Software Capability Evaluations: 1995.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Springsteen, Beth E. ; Fife, Dennis W.

PDF Url : ADA302093

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : This document presents the results of an ongoing study to assess and recommend procedures for conducting a Software Capability Evaluation (SCE) for the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program. BMD 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. SEI provides basic procedures in its SCE training course, but during the course of conducting more than 14 SCEs, IDA found that additional procedures and information were necessary to improve the effectiveness of the BMD SCE teams. This document provides lessons learned, findings, and recommended procedures and techniques, based on the BMD team's experiences in 1995, and should be used to supplement SEI's training material and reports.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOURCES, LESSONS LEARNED, TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COURSES(EDUCATION), LIFE CYCLES, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE