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Extending the computer-aided software evolution system (CASES) with quality function deployment (QFD)

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. / This thesis extends the Computer Aided Software Evolution System (CASES) with Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to enhance dependency traceability (type and degree) between software development artifacts. Embedding Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in the Relational Hypergraph Software Evolution Model to prototype a Holistic Framework for Software Engineering (HFSE) is the major task achieved by this thesis. CASES is implemented by using Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.3.1 and an open software architecture. The primary contributions of this research include: 1) Embedding QFD into CASES to record and track artifact dependencies, 2) Providing engineering views of QFD dependencies, and 3) Providing a stakeholder Graphical User Interface (GUI) to define and manage any software evolution process. These major contributions allow a software engineer to: 1) Input, modify, and analyze dependency characteristics between software artifacts within a QFD framework; 2) Make decisions based upon views of dependency information; and 3) Design a custom software evolution model through the use of a GUI. / Major, United States Army
Date06 1900
CreatorsClomera, Arthur B.
ContributorsShing, Man-Tak, Puett, Joseph F., III., Software Engineering
PublisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Source SetsNaval Postgraduate School
Detected LanguageEnglish
Formatxx, 447 p. : ill. (some col.) ;, application/pdf
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.

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