Risk Reduction in COTS Software Selection with BASIS
Organizations are moving toward COTS-based software development with limited success. The quality of resulting systems is not measuring up to expectations. Transitioning to a new development paradigm requires many kinds of changes, but the most important concerns the development process. A well-defined approach tailored for COTS-integration is needed. The Base Application Software Integration System (BASIS) is an approach that improves the architecture of COTS-based systems by determining the best integration sequence for the chosen COTS products. The best sequence is determined by synthesizing objective product evaluations, emerging practices in integration technologies, and business priorities. By balancing practices, technologies, and priorities with BASIS techniques, organizations can manage integration risk and make the transition to COTS-based development more successful.
KeywordsSoftware Development Process Product Domain Abstract Data Type Interface Point Market Space
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