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Technology Transition Pull: A Case Study of Rate Monotonic Analysis (Part 2)

April 1995 Technical Report
Priscilla Fowler, Linda Levine

This case study reports on efforts to introduce a software technology, rate monotonic analysis, into several software-intensive programs at one site within a multinational firm.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-93-TR-030

Abstract

This case study reports on efforts to introduce a software technology, rate monotonic analysis, into several software-intensive programs at one site within a multinational firm. We describe lessons learned and success factors in the early use of rate monotonic analysis (RMA).  

We also present evidence that supports the requirements for an internal capability--in the form of technical expertise and infrastructure to adopt and assimilate this new technology. Finally, the study applies the whole-product concept for understanding technology adoption and use, showing how one form compensated for lack of a whole product in its adoption of RMA.