Accession Number : ADA317598

Title :   Technology Transition Pull: A Case Study of Rate Monotonic Analysis (Part 2).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Levine, Linda ; Fowler, Priscilla

PDF Url : ADA317598

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This case study reports on efforts to introduce a software technology, rate monotonic analysis, into several software-intensive programs at one site within a multinational firm. We describe lessons learned and success factors in the early use of rate monotonic analysis (RMA). We also present evidence that supports the requirement for an internal capability-in the form of technical expertise and infrastructure-to adopt and assimilate this new technology. Finally, the study applies the "whole product" concept for understanding technology adoption and use, showing how one firm compensated for lack of a whole product in its adoption of RMA.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *CASE STUDIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LESSONS LEARNED, SITES, REPORTS, TRANSITIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE