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  and several software design documents (e.g., a module guide ) for the A-7. Further research during the 1990s produced two formal models, the Four Variable Model  and the SCR requirements model , and a set of software tools for analyzing SCR-style requirements documents .
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