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A Software Development Simulation Model of a Spiral ProcessThere is a need for simulation models of software development processes other than the waterfall because processes such as spiral development are becoming more and more popular. The use of a spiral process can make the inherently difficult job of cost and schedule estimation even more challenging due to its evolutionary nature, but this allows for a more flexible process that can better meet customers' needs. This paper will present a discrete event simulation model of spiral development that can be used to analyze cost and schedule effects of using such a process in comparison to a waterfall process.
Document ID
20120003465
Document Type
Other
Authors
Mizell, Carolyn (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Malone, Linda (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
October 4, 2007
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Report/Patent Number
KSC-2007-055
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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