Accession Number : ADB136973

Title :   A User's Manual for the DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) Application Software Size Estimating Tool (DASSET).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 88-Sep 89,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Frazier, Thomas P. ; Angier, Bruce N. ; Bailey, Elizabeth K. ; Shyman, Steven R. ; Tate, Jeffrey B.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This manual describes the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Application Software Size Estimating Tool (DASSET). DASSET consists of a module for software sizing and two commercially available software cost models (SLIM and WICOMO). The software sizing module and the underlying algorithms were developed by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) for use by DLA to give size estimates (measured in thousands of delivered source lines of code in COBOL or its equivalent). These size estimates are based on information contained in the Information Usage Models (IUMs) of the Business Area Analyses (BAAs) following the methodology described by Technology Information Products (TIP). A database within DASSET contains the information needed to generate size estimates for all functions that are currently contained within the BAAs.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COST MODELS, USER MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE