Accession Number : ADA189286


Title :   KBSA Project Management Assistant. Volume 1.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 84-Nov 86,


Corporate Author : KESTREL INST PALO ALTO CA


Personal Author(s) : Juellig, Richard ; Polak, Wolfgang ; Ladkin, Peter ; Gilham, Li-Mei


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a189286.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This report describes the work performed by Kestrel Institute as part of a contract with the Rome Air Development Center to define a knowledge-based Project Management Assistant (PMA) that provides for the formalization of, and reasoning about, lifecycle activities in support of software project management. Most project management systems of the current generation simply automate traditional methods of charting project tasks. These systems provide limited assistance in project monitoring and tracking, falling short in intelligent inference capability, extensibility, and adaptability. The goal of the PMA, in contrast, is to provide an intelligent assistant that cooperates with project managers in planning, controlling and coordinating all the software lifecycle activities. Kestrel's approach for achieving this goal has been to apply methods of knowledge-based programs synthesis to the software management problem. Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Project management; Software lifecycle; Knowledge based systems.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , ADAPTATION , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , CHARTS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MANAGEMENT , MONITORING , REASONING , LIFE CYCLES


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE