Accession Number : ADA313952

Title :   Concept of Operations for the ESC Product Line Approach.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Cohen, Sholom ; Friedman, Seymour ; Martin, Lorraine ; Royer, Tom ; Solderitsch, Nancy

PDF Url : ADA313952

Report Date : 30 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Radically different approaches to software acquisition are required to support the procurement of mission-critical systems that are increasingly dependent on software. These new approaches are also necessary to take advantage of the most current, proven technology in available software. These new demands must be met despite the expectation that the Air Force Electronic Systems Center (ESC) will radically reduce its staffing levels over the next two years, and that additional reductions are planned in the future. Given a severely reduced workforce, technical and management techniques will be necessary to meet the challenges of increased software capability, avoidance of obsolescence, and acquisition of software intensive-systems of increased quality. The product line approach described in this Concept of Operations is one approach that can meet these challenges and be implemented today.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *ACQUISITION, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT, REDUCTION, MISSIONS, PROCUREMENT, PERSONNEL, WORK, AVOIDANCE, OBSOLESCENCE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE