Software applications are powerful tools in the battle to make businesses more efficient and effective. Many have tried to make do with commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), only to find that their specific needs demanded professionally developed software. Others insist on reinventing the wheel by developing software in areas where vendors are offering an already mature, reliable and relatively cheap version to buy.
The Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) consists of phases used in developing a piece of software. It is the plan of how to develop and maintain software, and when necessary, replace that software. In 2007 during my hospital’s transition to a new software system, I was fortunate enough to be included in the process. I did not get involved until the implementation phase, but from then on, until now, I remain very active in the process. I decided to highlight the Waterfall Model of SDLC. The Waterfall Model is a “sequential development process” with each phase continuing in a line (McGonigle and Mastrian, 2012, p. 205).
...t would measure the fulfillment of the knowledge points. GAO considered the fulfillment of each knowledge point to be analogous to the achievement of maturity for the weapon system. Technology maturity, as measured by Technology Readiness Levels (TRL), should be achieved by the program start to fulfill Knowledge Point #1 (GAO 1999). Design maturity, as measured by the number of releasable design drawings, should be achieved by the critical design review to fulfill Knowledge Point #2 (GAO 2002). Production maturity, as measured by the statistical control of critical manufacturing processes, should be achieved by the production start to fulfill Knowledge Point #3 (GAO 2002). Partly based on GAO recommendations, DoD has embraced the concept of weapon systems maturity within its acquisition guidance (Department of Defense 2008; Defense Acquisition University 2012).
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The Mass Software Council reported in the 2004-2005 edition of its yearly software industry research publication, The Complete Guide to the Massachusetts Software Industry, that the state lost 121 software companies and 3,859 software-related jobs in 2...
Develop and describe a technology lifecycle model (including the time and cost of development, the amount of time to recover the cost, and return on investment (profit) based on the development costs and risks) and/or product lifecycle model (including timing, marketing measures, and costs associated with the life of a product) for the new technology or application
The coursework I have completed through the Distance Educational Technology Masters Program at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), has immersed me in educational technology research supported by collegial discussions. Through the supervised field-based activities from the UAS program and my ongoing professional activities, I have developed a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology. Technology integration has been my priority focus academically and professionally. As I have developed a classroom environment conducive to the realization of my technology integration vision, I have shared my vision with families and educators in my school, district, and state.
Categories of metrics differ according to the type of company and its goals. An article written by Paul Germeraad (2003), describes in detail different segments of metrics that are used in measuring Research and Development processes which is a critical technical competency. Each category of metric is calculated or measured differently. The categories identified in the article Measuring R&D 2003 include output, in-process, and people.
This paper has the intention to explain what Rational Unified Process (RUP) is like an IBM product and a CASE tool. After is explained what phases it has, what are the most common extensions thus what are its workflows more used. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a software design method created by the Rational Software Corporation and now is part of IBM developer software. This paper describes how to deploy software effectively. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) use commercially proven techniques, and is a heavy weight process, and hence particularly applicable to larger software development teams working on large projects.
Product designing, in this stage for continuous quality improvement the parameters of the design gets changed and the level of tolerance gets altered. This is very difficult for the manufacturing companies in implementation stage.