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Criteria and procedures for evaluating reusable software assets


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
EVALRA
VERSION
28-MAR-92
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Software Engineering Technology, Inc.
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1992 Software Engineering Technology, Inc.
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

ASSET_A_252:  Evaluating Reusable Software Assets: Criteria and
Procedures
     This report formulates criteria and procedures for the evaluation
of  reusable software engineering assets.  The task is set in the
context of the  ASSET reuse library which has the mission of helping to
stimulate a national  industry based on software reuse.  As such, the
facility must become a national authority on the subject of reuse, an
advocate for the industry, and a  self-sustaining business operation.
     The document defines four levels of quality:   1) Documented, 2)
Audited, 3) Validated,  and 4) Certified. It also divides evaluation of
assets into a hierarchical taxonomy, with  inheritance.  It then
proceeds to identify the criteria by which different  types of assets
must be evaluated in order to meet each level of quality.  The process
of evaluation is defined and a sample evaluation is included.


REVISION HISTORY

28 March 1992       IBM      Initial release to ASSET
20 December 1993    ASSET    Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

Approved for public release; distribution unlimited


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