Accession Number : ADA326808

Title :   A Process for Transitioning to Object-Oriented Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Jordan, Kathleen A. ; Brykczynski, Bill

PDF Url : ADA326808

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This document describes a suggested approach for an organization considering transitioning object- oriented techniques into its software development process. The process of introducing and transitioning object-oriented technology (OOT) is described in detail, and is based upon the experiences of other OOT adopters. The primary audience for this document is software development managers and developers within the DoD Central Design Activities (CDAs), in particular those CDAs responsible for in-house information system development and maintenance. Using a pilot project as the primary mechanism for introducing OOT into the organization, the OOT transition process consists of four steps with associated activities: Perform Planning (develop a detailed understanding of the resources, activities, and commitment that will be required to conduct an OOT pilot project), Conduct Training (establish a well-understood competency in OOT by all participants in the pilot project), Conduct Pilot Projects (use OOT on one or more small, non-critical pilot projects), and Transition OOT to the Organization (establish an OOT capability within the organization).

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, DATA BASES, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, DESIGN CRITERIA.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE