WIT Press


SASD Methodology From A Practical Point Of View Problems And Suggestions For Improvement

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970091

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

968 kb

Author(s)

F.A. Masoud, M.U. Shaikh & S.H. Mustafa

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to describe the authors experience in using SASD methodology as a system analysis and structured tool in the software development process. The comments made and the suggestions provided for improvement were based on direct observation of applying the methodology by final-year students of computer science. The authors supervised several team projects and attempted to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology. Being machine and language independent and having well-defined symbols, notations and tools, SASD seems to be a powerful methodology. However, the results of the study indicate that there are many problems associated with using the methodology. These problems are related to conte

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