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COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management

Technical Report
This 2007 report presents a COTS and Reusable Software Management Plan that can serve as a guide for how to manage multiple COTS and other reusable software components in complex systems.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572816.v1
Subjects

Abstract

The acquisition community needs guidance in long-term management planning for selecting, approving, and upgrading software products, especially commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and other reusable software products. As the mixture of these components in systems increases, the demand for a planned way to manage them continues to grow. 

The COTS and Reusable Software Management Plan (CRSMP) can facilitate acquisition programs' management of COTS and other reusable software products. The CRSMP provides a strategy outline for managing data about component licensing, tracking release schedules, monitoring software interdependencies, choosing specific features and extensions and documenting those choices, and evaluating and mitigating risks associated with deploying COTS and other re-usable software components in a system.  

The CRSMP presented in this report can serve as a guide for how to manage multiple COTS and other reusable software components in complex systems.

Cite This Technical Report

Anderson, W., Morris, E., Smith, D., & Ward, M. (2007, October 1). COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572816.v1.

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author={Anderson, William and Morris, Edwin and Smith, Dennis and Ward, Mary},
title={COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management},
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Anderson, William, Edwin Morris, Dennis Smith, and Mary Ward. "COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management." (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, October 1, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572816.v1.

W. Anderson, E. Morris, D. Smith, and M. Ward, "COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011, 1-Oct-2007 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572816.v1. [Accessed: 17-Jun-2024].

Anderson, William, Edwin Morris, Dennis Smith, and Mary Ward. "COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Oct. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572816.v1. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Anderson, William; Morris, Edwin; Smith, Dennis; & Ward, Mary. COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management. CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011. Software Engineering Institute. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572816.v1