Accession Number : ADA330887

Title :   Certification Framework Validation for Reusable Assets - Project Summary, Volume I (of Two).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 94-Feb 97,

Corporate Author : DATA AND ANALYSIS CENTER FOR SOFTWARE UTICA NY

Personal Author(s) : Rohde, Shaaron ; Dyson, Karen

PDF Url : ADA330887

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 263

Abstract : The purpose of this effort was to further develop, apply, and validate the Rome Laboratory Software Certification Framework for designating various levels of confidence in the quality of reusable software. This effort fine-tuned the Framework's ability to distinguish between reusable assets of differing quality. The effort resulted in a two volume final technical report. Volume I - the Project summary, describes the complete contractual effort. The report discusses how the quality assessment methodology, techniques, and metrics embodied within the Rome Laboratory Software Quality Framework (SQF) could be applicable to the certification of reusable assets. The report discusses potential upgrades and re-engineering the Rome Laboratory Software Quality Framework (SQF). In addition, it also overviews the application of the Certification Framework to a small set of software components (i.e., source code). Volume II - Certification Field Trial, fully details the procedures, collection forms, results, and lessons learned from the application of the certification process to the software components.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, LESSONS LEARNED, FIELD TESTS, DATA ACQUISITION, LIFE CYCLES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE