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Real-World Design Diversity: A Case Study on Cost
July/August 2001 (vol. 18 no. 4)
pp. 29-33
Developers sometimes use design diversity- producing two or more units, or variants, aimed at delivering the same services through separate designs and realizations-to check the dynamic behavior of their software during execution. Some say it's a waste of resources that might be better spent on the original design. This author describes a case study that analyzed work hours spent on variant design in an industrial development environment over a seven-year period. The results show that the costs did not double by developing a second variant.
Citation:
Karama Kanoun, "Real-World Design Diversity: A Case Study on Cost," IEEE Software, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 29-33, July-Aug. 2001, doi:10.1109/MS.2001.936214
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