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Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition

Technical Note
This technical note provides an introduction to key automation and analysis techniques.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585788.v1
Subjects

Abstract

Acquiring software-reliant systems from an external resource can be time consuming, costly, and often unreliable. During independent technical assessments and customer engagements, the Software Engineering Institute observed many contractors who are not utilizing mature, readily available software development tools when creating code for government programs. These tools include static analysis, test automation, and peer review techniques. In addition to the aforementioned tools being important for software developers, they offer significant insight and confidence to customers who acquire software products.
There are many benefits from making these tools and practices integral to software development and acquisition processes, including:

  • reduced risk: programs deliver more predictably
  • improved customer satisfaction: products developed experience fewer field defects
  • lower cost of ownership: programs experience lower life-cycle maintenance costs when deployed operationally

This technical note provides an introduction to key automation and analysis techniques, the use of which the authors contend will benefit motivated acquirers and developers.

Cite This Technical Note

Levinson, H., & Librizzi, R. (2013, December 3). Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017). Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585788.v1.

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Levinson, Harry, and Richard Librizzi. "Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition." (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, December 3, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585788.v1.

H. Levinson, and R. Librizzi, "Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017, 3-Dec-2013 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585788.v1. [Accessed: 30-May-2024].

Levinson, Harry, and Richard Librizzi. "Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 3 Dec. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585788.v1. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Levinson, Harry; & Librizzi, Richard. Using Software Development Tools and Practices in Acquisition. CMU/SEI-2013-TN-017. Software Engineering Institute. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585788.v1