Title

The limitations of current decision-making techniques in the procurement of COTS software components

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Abstract

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002. The fundamentals of good decision-making are, first, a clear understanding of the decision itself and second the availability of properly focused information to support the decision. Decision-making techniques help with both these problems. However, the techniques should be thought of as aids to decision-making and not the substitutes for it. Numerous decision-making techniques have been proposed as effective methods of ranking software products for selection for use as components in large-scale systems. Many of these techniques have been developed and successfully applied in other arenas and have been either used directly or adapted to be applied to COTS product evaluation and selection. This paper will show that many of these techniques are not valid when applied in this manner. We will describe an alternate requirements-driven technique that could be more effective.

ISBN

3540431004

ISSN

0302-9743

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

2255

First Page

176

Last Page

187

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Commercial off-the-shelf; Computer software; Large scale systems; COTS software components; Product evaluation; Software products; Decision making

Scopus ID

84957038333

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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