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A Process for COTS Software Product Evaluation

  • Santiago Comella-Dorda
  • John C. Dean
  • Edwin Morris
  • Patricia Oberndorf
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)

Abstract

The growing use of commercial products in large systems makes evaluation and selection of appropriate products an increasingly essential activity. However, many organizations struggle in their attempts to select an appropriate product for use in systems. As part of a cooperative effort, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) have defined a tailorable software product evaluation process that can support organizations in making carefully reasoned and sound product decisions. This paper describes that process.

Keywords

System Requirement Evaluation Requirement Evaluation Team Software Engineer Institute National Research Council Canada 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Comella-Dorda
    • 2
  • John C. Dean
    • 1
  • Edwin Morris
    • 2
  • Patricia Oberndorf
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Council CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.CBS InitiativeSoftware Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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