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Using the Shlaer-Mellor Object-Oriented Analysis Method
March/April 1993 (vol. 10 no. 2)
pp. 43-52

The adaptation of the Shlaer-Mellor object-oriented analysis method for engineering the requirements of a mission-planning system by a missile-guidance software group is discussed. The Shlaer-Mellor object-oriented analysis method provides a structured means of identifying objects within a system by analyzing abstract data types and uses these objects as a basis for building three formal models: information, state, and process. Several issues concerning the application of this method are discussed, including object selection and constraints, modeling and rotation, training, and CASE tool support.

Index Terms:
abstract data types; object-oriented programming; Shlaer-Mellor object-oriented analysis; mission-planning system; missile-guidance software group; abstract data types; formal models; information; state; process; object selection; constraints; modeling; rotation; training; CASE tool support
Citation:
Mohamed E. Fayad, Louis J. Hawn, Mark A. Roberts, Jerry R. Klatt, "Using the Shlaer-Mellor Object-Oriented Analysis Method," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 43-52, March-April 1993, doi:10.1109/52.199729
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