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Modeling Software Sustainment

  • February 2014
  • By Robert Ferguson, Mike Phillips, Sarah Sheard
  • This paper describes research to develop a model that shows the results of investment decisions, allowing decision makers to make adjustments before problems occur.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Software sustainment is critical to DoD capability, but it is difficult to determine where and when to invest limited funds to produce the most significant impact for the least amount of effort and expense. An SEI research initiative is developing a model that shows the results of various investment decisions, allowing decision makers to see the effects and make adjustments before problems occur. Determining what data are needed to make the model work and how to collect it is also a significant challenge addressed by this research.

     

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