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Experiment Planning for Software Development: Redevelopment Experiment

November 1988 Technical Report
James M. Perry, Kyo C. Kang (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Sholom G. Cohen, Robert R. Holibaugh, A. Spencer Peterson

In 1988, the SEI's ARSC Project investigated the impacts of software reuse on software development process and products. This document reports on the experiment design and data collection effort of this project.


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The Application of Reusable Software Components Project (ARSC) formulated an experiment design, data collection plan, and procedures in preparation for a reuse experiment. The reuse experiment is currently in progress and the experiment planning and the results to date are presented. While the design, plan, and procedures were developed to support the investigation of software reuse, they, as well as the process by which they were formulated, are applicable to any software development effort. They can be adapted to other technology investigations or to project-specific goals for improvement.