Accession Number : ADP003560

Title :   Ada (Trademark) Training Considerations,

Corporate Author : SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Braun,C. L.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The government has instituted the Ada program with the objective of reducing its rapidly-increasing software development costs. Ada will do this by providing programmers with modern capabilities that have been demonstrated to promote more cost-effective software development. Clearly, the government's objective can be met only if programmers actually learn to use these capabilities effectively. This requires significant change from the way they are used to working, and poses a massive retraining requirement. SofTech has been working with the U.S. Army to assess the training needs of various segments of the industry and government work forces, to identify training issues and effective technqiues for addressing them, and to recommend a training approach. This effort has resulted in development of a complete recommended Ada curriculum. The curriculum provides training in the Ada language, the environment, and modern development methodologies. It consists of a set of modular building blocks that can be configured to meet varying individual or organizational needs, adapted to different organizations' practices, and packaged to meet scheduling needs. This approach answers many of the difficult questions that have been asked about Ada training, and presents a realistic roadmap to widespread industry competence in Ada. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Job training, *Computer personnel, *High level languages, Army planning, Retraining, Cost effectiveness, Programmers, Army research

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