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Reference Model for Smooth Growth of Software Systems
August 1996 (vol. 22 no. 8)
pp. 599-600

Abstract—This note presents a model of smooth software system evolution. The model assumes constant effort per release and takes into account the growth of system complexity.

[1] M. Lehman and L. Belady, Program EvolutionProcess of Software Change. Academic Press, 1985.

Index Terms:
Evolution, Lehman's laws, system size prediction, complexity measure, constant effort.
Citation:
Wladyslaw M. Turski, "Reference Model for Smooth Growth of Software Systems," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 599-600, Aug. 1996, doi:10.1109/TSE.1996.10007
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