A key to any software development project is the presence of technically proficient management. The discipline of software Engineering offers many different tools and techniques to aid the project manager in the development of quality software. This thesis provides an overview of this discipline, including its goals and underlying theoretical concepts. A discussion of specific tools and techniques that are applicable throughout the life cycle is included. Recognizing that the maintainability of the software is a primary consideration of any development project, two methods of measuring software for this important attribute are examined. Among the conclusions is that there exists a need for further research necessary in order to validate the utility of the tools and techniques of Software Engineering in large scale applications.
Modes, R.W. Schneidewind, N.F.
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