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Point: Alan Chmura, CASE Associates— Proper use of CASE tools can and does significantly improve developer productivity and yield high-quality systems. Appropriate management, methods, techniques, and tools contribute to successes every day. When the input mix is right, quality software results, regardless of language, discipline, organization size or type, or the use of internal or external developers. Counterpoint: Henry David Crockett, Portland State University— As they are currently applied, CASE tools seldom improve productivity or quality. This failure is based on faulty expectations: Many IS managers assume that CASE is a software solution to all development problems. Management understanding and support are key to the proper implementation of CASE. Management must select and apply methods the CASE tool supports and train developers in those methods.

A. Chmura and H. D. Crockett, "Point Counterpoint: What's the Proper Role for CASE Tools?," in IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. , pp. 18-20, 1995.
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