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COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management

  • Abstract

    The acquisition community needs guidance in long-term management planning for selecting, approving, and upgrading software products, especially commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and other reusable software products. As the mixture of these components in systems increases, the demand for a planned way to manage them continues to grow. 

    The COTS and Reusable Software Management Plan (CRSMP) can facilitate acquisition programs' management of COTS and other reusable software products. The CRSMP provides a strategy outline for managing data about component licensing, tracking release schedules, monitoring software interdependencies, choosing specific features and extensions and documenting those choices, and evaluating and mitigating risks associated with deploying COTS and other re-usable software components in a system.  

    The CRSMP presented in this report can serve as a guide for how to manage multiple COTS and other reusable software components in complex systems.

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SEI

Anderson, William; Morris, Edwin; Smith, Dennis; & Ward, Mary. COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management. CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409

IEEE

Anderson. William, Morris. Edwin, Smith. Dennis, and Ward. Mary, "COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409

APA

Anderson, William., Morris, Edwin., Smith, Dennis., & Ward, Mary. (2007). COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Retrieved September 28, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409

CHI

William Anderson, Edwin Morris, Dennis Smith, & Mary Ward. COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409

MLA

Anderson, William., Morris, Edwin., Smith, Dennis., & Ward, Mary. 2007. COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409

BibTex

@techreport{AndersonCOTSand2007,
title={COTS and Reusable Software Management Planning: A Template for Life-Cycle Management},
author={William Anderson and Edwin Morris and Dennis Smith and Mary Ward},
year={2007},
number={CMU/SEI-2007-TR-011},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8409} }