Accession Number : ADP003588

Title :   System Planning Tool to Measure Cost Avoidance Resulting from Independent Assessment Techniques Applied to Test Program Software Development,

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OF CALIFORNIA ARLINGTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Kidd,P. D.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Test Program (TP) software errors result in avoidable costs. This paper describes a mathematical concept, based on principles of probability theory, to determine system cost savings resulting from the application of Independent Assessment techniques to TP software development. Independent Assessment embodies both an engineering evaluation of hardware as well as the evaluation of software. The development of a cost savings model from this concept would result in a MATE tool which would allow system planners to better evaluate and minimize system life cycle costs. Such a model would allow planners to quantify th cost impact of TP software errors on Unit Under Test life cycle cost and to define and study specific means to minimize those costs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Cost models, *Computer programming, Test equipment, Life cycle costs, Savings, Systems analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE