The demand for software programs is increasing at an ever faster pace than supply. As a result, software has become the most expensive part of a computer system's life cycle costs. Accordingly, software development efficiency has become a major managerial concern. This paper discusses the software development process within the context of the production function. It presents a comparison of various productivity models that are currently being discussed in the literature and a test of selected models. This paper is part of a group of papers which together provide recommendations to the Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO) to enhance its software development organization.
Boger, Dan C.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Information Systems
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