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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2004 vol. 21)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 54-61
Barry Boehm , University of Southern California
LiGuo Huang , University of Southern California
Apurva Jain , University of Southern California
Ray Madachy , University of Southern California
The Information Dependability Attribute Value Estimation model helps users reason about the return on investment of software dependability investments. iDAVE estimates the relative ROI for achieving the desired values for dependability attributes and helps select the most effective software dependability strategies. The authors describe its overall structure and illustrate its use in determining the ROI of dependability investments for a commercial order-processing system and a NASA planetary rover project.
benefits realization, business case analysis, cost, dependability, metrics, reliability, return on investment, software economics, value-based software engineering

R. Madachy, A. Jain, L. Huang and B. Boehm, "The ROI of Software Dependability: The iDAVE Model," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 54-61, 2004.
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