By Barry W. Boehm (auth.), Professor Dr. Thomas R. Gulledge, Dr. William P. Hutzler (eds.)
This quantity provides a variety of the shows from the 1st annual convention on Analytical equipment in software program Engineering Economics held on the MITRE company in McLean, Virginia. The papers are consultant of the problems which are of curiosity to researchers within the economics of data structures and software program engineering economics. The Nineteen Nineties are offering software program economists with a very tricky set of demanding situations. as a result of funds concerns, the variety of huge new software program improvement efforts is declining. the first concentration has shifted to matters with regards to upgrading and migrating current structures. during this surroundings, productiveness bettering methodologies and instruments are of basic curiosity. The MITRE software program Engineering research convention was once designed to handle a few of th,~ new and tough demanding situations that face our career. the first aim of the convention used to be to deal with new theoretical and functions instructions in software program Engineering Economics, a comparatively new self-discipline that offers with the administration and keep watch over of all segments of the software program life-cycle. The self-discipline has got a lot visibility within the final twenty-five years as a result of dimension and value issues of many software program improvement and upkeep efforts, relatively within the Federal executive. We thank every person who helped make this convention a hit, in particular those that graciously allowed us to incorporate their paintings during this volume.
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