Accession Number : ADA329322

Title :   Empirical Evaluation of KBSA Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ANDERSEN CONSULTING NORTHBROOK IL CENTER FOR STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Sasso, William C.

PDF Url : ADA329322

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report evaluates the potential impact of Knowledge-Based Software Assistant (KBSA) Technology on software development productivity and software quality, and is submitted by Andersen Consulting to Rome Laboratory as a deliverable under contract-F3O6O2-93-C-O198. The empirical study - including both controlled experiments and a survey of industrial field experience - compared the impact of KBSA functionality to state-of-the market software development technologies. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of core KBSA Technology: evolution transformations. As a benchmark, Andersen compared the productivity and software quality impacts of this technology with that of the level of functionality present in leading object-oriented Computer-Assisted Software Engineering (00-CASE) tools. The data collected lead to a conclnsion that KBSA Technology does have a positive and observable impact on software development productivity and software quality.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, CORES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY ASSURANCE, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), TRANSFORMATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE