Accession Number : ADA465161

Title :   Software Cost Reduction

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heitmeyer, Constance L.

PDF Url : ADA465161

Report Date : 2002

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Software Cost Reduction (SCR) is a set of techniques for designing software systems developed by David Parnas and researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) beginning in the late 1970s. A major goal of the original SCR research team was to evaluate the utility and scalability of software engineering principles by applying the principles to the reconstruction of software for a practical system, the Operational Flight Program (OFP) for the U.S. Navy's A-7 aircraft. The process of applying the principles produced a number of new techniques for software design, which were demonstrated in a requirements document [18] and several software design documents (e.g., a module guide [6]) for the A-7. Further research during the 1990s produced two formal models, the Four Variable Model [37] and the SCR requirements model [15], and a set of software tools for analyzing SCR-style requirements documents [16].

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COST REDUCTION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SOFTWARE TOOLS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE