The Contribution of Organisational Analysis to Engineering Software Dependability

  • J. S. Medes
  • M. Jeffries


This paper introduces the concept of organisational analysis and suggests some of the benefits that it could have in the area of engineering software development. The background to organisational issues in software development is briefly covered and the importance of considering such issues is discussed. An initial model is developed to demonstrate a typical engineering software environment. The need for refinements to this model are then pointed out. A new organisational modelling approach is then suggested. Finally, an example application of this technique to an engineering software organisation is given.


Software Development Engineering Software Software Development Process Engineering Organisation Global Software Development 
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© Computational Mechanics Publications 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Medes
    • 1
  • M. Jeffries
    • 1
  1. 1.MARI Computer SystemsStockton-on-TeesEngland

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