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Performs economic analyses of software reuse strategies


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
RESSM
VERSION
01.00
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Burvin Jenkins
John Gaffney
Robert Cruickshank
Software Productivity Consortium
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1992 Software Productivity Consortium
DATE CREATED
01 May 92
DATE RELEASED
30 Nov 93
DATE LAST UPDATED
30 Nov 93
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL
ENVIRONMENT
Microsoft Excel Version 3.0
LIMITATIONS
Not documented in PAL database
CERTIFICATION
Ada System Certifier_1 1.0
Date/Time of Processing: Monday    30 May       1994 06:14:56Pm
Overall Assessment of System: OK

Note from PAL Certifier:
It was not possible to certify this asset because no Ada source
code was involved.  This asset is an Excel spreadsheet.  It appears
OK (it has been loaded and examined using Excel).

FILE LISTING

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languages/ada/swtools/ressm:
  File Name                 Size
  ---------                 ----
  README                     943
  README2                  2,133
  ressm.zip               82,602
  ressm2.zip           1,320,818
  ressmps.zip          1,021,080


Totals
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    5 Files            2,427,576

ABSTRACT

ASSET_A_413:  Reuse Economics Spreadsheet Model
     The Reuse Economics Spreadsheet Model (RESSM) provides support for 
performing economic analyses of software reuse strategies.  The model
can be  used to analyze the potential impact of various reuse strategies
on the overall  cost of software development, and to examine the effect
that varying different  reuse parameters has on the total software
development cost.
     The spreadsheet is implemented in Microsoft Excel, version 3.0, and
runs  on both the Macintosh and MS-DOS versions of Excel.  The
spreadsheet provides  models for up-front reuse program investment and
incremental reuse program  investment.  Results may be displayed as a
spreadsheet or graphically.
     This distribution consists of:
        RESSM Excel Spreadsheets, MS-DOS
        RESSM User Guide, PostScript


REVISION HISTORY

01.00   01 May 92   SPC     Initial release to ASSET
01.00   30 Nov 93   ASSET   Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE


DISCLAIMER

	This software and its documentation are provided "AS IS" and
without any expressed or implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties
as to performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular
purpose exist.
	The user is advised to test the software thoroughly before
relying on it.  The user must assume the entire risk and liability of
using this software.  In no event shall any person or organization of
people be held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.