By Barry W. Boehm (auth.), Professor Dr. Thomas R. Gulledge, Dr. William P. Hutzler (eds.)
This quantity offers a variety of the shows from the 1st annual convention on Analytical equipment in software program Engineering Economics held on the MITRE company in McLean, Virginia. The papers are consultant of the problems which are of curiosity to researchers within the economics of data structures and software program engineering economics. The Nineties are offering software program economists with a very tough set of demanding situations. as a result of funds concerns, the variety of huge new software program improvement efforts is declining. the first concentration has shifted to matters in terms of upgrading and migrating current platforms. during this surroundings, productiveness bettering methodologies and instruments are of fundamental curiosity. The MITRE software program Engineering research convention was once designed to deal with a few of th,~ new and hard demanding situations that face our career. the first goal of the convention was once to handle new theoretical and functions instructions in software program Engineering Economics, a comparatively new self-discipline that offers with the administration and regulate of all segments of the software program life-cycle. The self-discipline has acquired a lot visibility within the final twenty-five years a result of measurement and price concerns of many software program improvement and upkeep efforts, really within the Federal govt. We thank everybody who helped make this convention a hit, in particular those that graciously allowed us to incorporate their paintings during this volume.