Accession Number : ADA262313


Title :   Criteria for Comparing Domain Analysis Approaches Version 01.00.00


Corporate Author : SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY CONSORTIUM HERNDON VA


Personal Author(s) : Wartik, Steven ; Prieto-Diaz, Ruben


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA262313


Report Date : DEC 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Several of the Software Productivity Consortium's key technologies for process and reuse improvement incorporate domain analysis. However, the Consortium has three approaches to domain analysis associated with it, and these approaches differ in goals, end products, and processes. Lacking criteria for comparing the approaches, no one could justify using one approach over another. This has been something of a problem for Consortium projects looking to select an approach. Moreover, two of the approaches are still maturing; their architects need to know their strengths, weaknesses, and applicabilities if they are to become more useful. Member companies, who are increasingly interested in performing domain analysis, also need to know which approach to use. This report describes criteria for comparing domain analysis approaches. An organization can use them to determine if a domain analysis approach will meet their needs. To some degree, they also rank approaches in order of desirability. Domain analysis occurs in response to some need, so the Consortium looked for software development factors that dictate the suitability of a domain analysis approach for a given organization.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *SYSTEMS APPROACH , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , USER NEEDS , BENEFITS , REUSABLE EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE