Monitoring the Software Asset: Repository Evaluation of Software Reuse

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Rajiv D. Banker

Temple University - Department of Accounting

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University; Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 1991

Abstract

Traditionally, software management has focused primarily upon cost control.Today, with the emerging capabilities of computer aided software engineering (CASE)and corresponding changes in the development process, the opportunity exists to viewsoftware development as an activity that creates reusable software assets, rather than justexpenses, for the corporation. With this opportunity comes the need to monitor softwareat the corporate level, as well as at that of the individual software development project.Integrated CASE environments can support such monitoring. In this paper we proposethe use of a new approach called repository evaluation, and illustrate it in an analysis ofthe evolving repository-based software assets of two large firms that have implementedintegrated CASE development tools. The analysis shows that these tools have supportedhigh levels of software reuse, but it also suggests that there remains considerableunexploited reuse potential. Our findings indicate that organizational changes will berequired before the full potential of the new technology can be realized.

Suggested Citation

Banker, Rajiv D. and Kauffman, Robert J. and Zweig, Dani, Monitoring the Software Asset: Repository Evaluation of Software Reuse (October 1991). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289062

Rajiv D. Banker (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University ( email )

Li Ka Shing Library
70 Stamford Road
Singapore 178901, 178899
Singapore
65-6828-929 (Phone)

Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems ( email )

80 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178902
Singapore

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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