Accession Number : ADA441251


Title :   A Process for Context-Based Technology Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST


Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Grace A ; Wrage, Lutz


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a441251.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : To determine a fit between systems and technology, it is necessary to evaluate technologies within the contexts that they will be used. This report describes a process called context-based evaluation that determines the fitness of a technology within a specific context. It includes hands-on experimentation with the technology for a greater understanding of its implications, as well as early competence development of the people conducting the experiments. An integral part of the process is the development of model problems; these are prototypes, situated in a specific context, with the goal of satisfying evaluation criteria. The focus of this report is on evaluation of software technologies, such as Web services, database systems, or architectural frameworks and development tools. The report also includes a case study of the use of this process for the evaluation of Web service technology.


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *INTERNET , *INTEGRATION , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , DATA BASES , CASE STUDIES , ORGANIZATIONS , RISK MANAGEMENT , INTEROPERABILITY , TEAMS(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE