RIPPLE EFFECT ANALYSIS OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE.

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Abstract

Maintenance of large-scale software systems is a complex and expensive process. Large-scale software systems often possess both a set of functional and performance requirements. Thus, it is important for maintenance personnel to consider the ramifications of a proposed program modification from both a functional and a performance perspective. The ripple effect which results as a consequence of program modification is analyzed. A technique is developed to analyze this ripple effect from both functional and performance perspectives. A figure-of-merit is then proposed to estimate the complexity of program modification. This figure can be used as a basis upon which various modifications can be evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherIEEE
Pages60-65
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1800
Externally publishedYes
EventCOMPSAC '78, IEEE Comput Soc Int Comput Software & Appl Conf, 2nd, Proc - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 13 1978Nov 16 1978

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OtherCOMPSAC '78, IEEE Comput Soc Int Comput Software & Appl Conf, 2nd, Proc
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/13/7811/16/78

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Yau, S-S., Collofello, J., & MacGregor, T. (1800). RIPPLE EFFECT ANALYSIS OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 60-65). IEEE.