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A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation

Technical Report
This 2004 report focuses on COTS product evaluations conducted for the purpose of selecting products to meet a known need in a system.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571721.v1

Abstract

The growing use of commercial software products in large systems makes evaluation and selection of appropriate products an increasingly essential activity. However, many organizations struggle in their attempts to select appropriate software products for use in systems. As part of a cooperative effort, the Software Engineering Institute and National Research Council Canada have defined a tailorable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software product evaluation process that can support organizations in making carefully reasoned and sound product decisions. The background fundamentals for that evaluation process, as well as steps and techniques to follow, are described in this report.

Cite This Technical Report

Comella-Dorda, S., Dean, J., Lewis, G., Morris, E., Oberndorf, P., & Harper, E. (2004, July 1). A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017). Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1.

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author={Comella-Dorda, Santiago and Dean, John and Lewis, Grace and Morris, Edwin and Oberndorf, Patricia and Harper, Erin},
title={A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation},
month={Jul},
year={2004},
number={CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1},
note={Accessed: 2023-Nov-30}
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Comella-Dorda, Santiago, John Dean, Grace Lewis, Edwin Morris, Patricia Oberndorf, and Erin Harper. "A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation." (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, July 1, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1.

S. Comella-Dorda, J. Dean, G. Lewis, E. Morris, P. Oberndorf, and E. Harper, "A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017, 1-Jul-2004 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1. [Accessed: 30-Nov-2023].

Comella-Dorda, Santiago, John Dean, Grace Lewis, Edwin Morris, Patricia Oberndorf, and Erin Harper. "A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jul. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Comella-Dorda, Santiago; Dean, John; Lewis, Grace; Morris, Edwin; Oberndorf, Patricia; & Harper, Erin. A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation. CMU/SEI-2003-TR-017. Software Engineering Institute. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571721.v1