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Analysis of the DCDS Data Model


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
DCDSDATA
VERSION
N/A
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Boeing Defense and Space Group
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1991 Boeing
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

ASSET_A_165:  DCDS (Distributed Computing Design System) Data Model
     Analysis of DCDS Data Model.  This paper looks at the DCDS data
model and how well it correlates with the current procedural steps taken
by Boeing during project development.  Information includes a basic life
cycle model, a brief history of the development behind DCDS and RDD, the
basic DCDS data model, and comparisons between DCDS and Boeing's System
Engineering Process WBS, the Boeing Software Standards Online System,
and RDD. DCDS is found to cover a broad spectrum of the life cycle
development activities.  The database schema language is extensive and
extendible.  An overview of the DCDS data model shows that DCDS is a
highly structured approach to distributed design of large software
development projects.  There is a tremendous amount of information
contained in a project database.  The wide scope and sheer size of the
database for a large project has its problems. There is a need for
improved man machine interface (new windowing technology), multi-user
capabilities, better word processing capabilities, and more eloquent
database interaction.


REVISION HISTORY

14 January 1991     Boeing  Initial release to ASSET
20 December 1993    ASSET   Initial release to the PAL


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