Accession Number : ADB167448

Title :   Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) Program: Requirements for Workstation Support Capabilities to Support the Management of Software Development Projects Using Cleanroom Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS CO GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Cobb, Richard H.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : This report presents the requirements for planning and scheduling for Cleanroom Engineering. The lessons learned/advances made as a result of the research effort include: The generic Cleanroom process model was improved. The full recognition of the fact that process definition must drive a process improvement program. A classification of all decisions necessary to support a project. A definition of planning requirements to support each type of decision. The development of an analytic method to compute expected project completion time using Markov model of project status. The recognition that the role of process managers (like CEPA, KI-Shell or Process Weaver) is to support the dispatching decision. The most effective way to support the dispatching decision is to centralize the necessary process intelligence in a process server. Full definition of the CEPA requirements to support project management and planning. Cleanroom, Software Process, Planning, Scheduling, Project Management.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, *WORK STATIONS, CLASSIFICATION, DRIVES, ENGINEERING, INTELLIGENCE, LESSONS LEARNED, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, PLANNING, RECOGNITION, REQUIREMENTS, SCHEDULING, TIME.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE