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dc.contributor.advisorHamid, T.
dc.contributor.advisorJames C. Emery.
dc.contributor.authorGallup, Pamela Jean
dc.dateJune, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T18:59:10Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T18:59:10Z
dc.date.issued1994-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30857
dc.description.abstractSoftware productivity is a critical issue for Government agencies and the Department of Defense. Satisfying the enormous demand for new software and reducing cost creates pressure to develop new software production techniques. Of these, one of the most promising, strongly supported by Government and DoD agencies, is software reuse. This thesis studies the economics of software reuse using a system dynamics computer model, the Dynamica Reuse Model, which simulates the activities of a software development organization engaged in organization-wide, systematic software reuse. Long-term relationships between reuse rate, productivity, and unit cost are studied by varying consumption cost, production cost, employee turnover rate, and reusable component retirement age. Results suggest long-term steady state relationships may be different from short-term dynamic state relationships. After validation and customization the dynamica Reuse Model can be used to support an organization's cost and schedule software tools. Increasing understanding of the software development process in order to make knowledgeable rather than intuitive predictions about organizational variables related to reuse such as reuse rate, productivity, and unit cost, enable to serve as a management support tool for the complex and costly process of software development.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/asystemdynamicsb1094530857
dc.format.extent203 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA system dynamics based study of software reuse economicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderNA
dc.contributor.corporateNA
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Technology Management
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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