The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Subscribe
Issue No.09 - September (1985 vol.11)
pp: 849-856
S.S. Yau , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT
The high cost of software during its life cycle can be attributer largely to software maintenance activities, and a major portion of these activities is to deal with the modifications of the software. In this paper, design stability measures which indicate the potential ripple effect characteristics due to modifications of the program at the design level are presented. These measures can be generated at any point in the design phase of the software life cycle which enables early maintainability feedback to the software developers. The validation of these measures and future research efforts involving the development of a user-oriented maintainability measure, which incorporates the design stability measures as well as other design measures, are discussed.
INDEX TERMS
software maintenance, Design stability measures, program modifications
CITATION
S.S. Yau, J.S. Collofello, "Design Stability Measures for Software Maintenance", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.11, no. 9, pp. 849-856, September 1985, doi:10.1109/TSE.1985.232544
19 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool