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A planning aid for reuse-based projects


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
RSM
VERSION
JUL 93
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Margaret J. Davis
Boeing Defense and Space Group
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1993 Boeing Defense and Space Group
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

ASSET_A_394:  Reuse Strategy Model:  Planning Aid for Reuse-Based Projects
     This document can be used as an aid to realistically plan projects
whose philosophical basis is intended to be the STARS vision of
megaprogramming.     The document contains what is known as the Reuse
Strategy Model (RSM), which  consists of a method for gauging the
current state of reuse practice with  concurrent identification of goals
that support transition to a state closer  to the STARS vision. The
notion of assessment used in RSM is to characterize what reuse is
practiced and supported, not how efficiently or effectively reuse  is
practiced.  Rather it assesses the extent of a transition to domain 
specific, reuse based development both with respect to engineering  and 
management practice and the infrastructure supporting those practices.
     RSM is intended to be used in support of project planning.  The use
of RSM assumes that the project's domain(s) of interest is known, the
organization(s)  involved is known, and the project has been
characterized relative to the STARS  Conceptual Framework for Reuse
Processes (CFRP).  This characterization means  that the high level goal
of the project can be identified as primarily an  enactment of one of
the CFRP's reuse engineering process families (asset  creation, asset
management, asset utilization) or as an enactment of the reuse 
management process categories (reuse planning, domain selection,
infrastructure  development, technology  exploration, etc.).  The method
provides an assessment  of what the current reuse practice is,
identifies a set of possible goals that  should be then winnowed to be
realistic in terms of resources and project  duration, and provides
conceptual notions of what could be used as measures  to gauge progress
against those project goals.


REVISION HISTORY

31 July 1993     JUL 93   Release to ASSET
14 January 1994  JUL 93   Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

Approved for public release; distribution unlimited


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