WIT Press


The Software Life-cycle Model: An Alternative Perspective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930261

Volume

4

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,330 kb

Author(s)

V.J.D. Sivess & M.C. Curtis

Abstract

The software life-cycle model: An alternative perspective V.J.D. Sivess", M.C. Curtis^ ^Depar^me^f o/Efec(romc 8 Comp^^er .Sczence, of Southampton, Hampshire, UK *ICL Associated Services Division, Eskdale Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK ABSTRACT The quality of a software product depends on the proper management of the technical process of software development. Often conflicts arise because the technical structure of a project does not fit well with the temporal structure that management desires. The Life-Cycle Model is fundamental to both aspects of a project. This paper presents the outline of a new Life-Cycle Model which emphasises the static nature of a project, where all phases can coexist, while allowing for temporal progression. Central to this philosophy is the concept of a project database with a highly integrated toolset that can check for consistency and completeness over the whole project and generate metrics that can measure progress. I INTRODUCTION The succ

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