AS/NZS 14102:1998

ISO/IEC 14102:1995

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Australian/New Zealand Standard™
Information technology— Guideline for evaluation and selection of CASE tools

It was published on 5 November 1998. To keep abreast of progress in industry.com. and any amendments thereto. new editions and amendments. addressed to the head office of either Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand. and which give details of new publications. Full details of all Joint Standards and related publications will be found in the Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand Catalogue of Publications.AS/NZS 14102:1998 This Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard was prepared by Joint Technical Committee IT/15. are welcomed. It is important therefore that Standards users ensure that they are in possession of the latest edition. this information is supplemented each month by the magazines ‘The Australian Standard’ and ‘Standards New Zealand’. Joint Australian/ New Zealand Standards are subject to periodic review and are kept up to date by the issue of amendments or new editions as necessary. Software Engineering. Notification of any inaccuracy or ambiguity found in a Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard should be made without delay in order that the matter may be investigated and appropriate action taken.saiglobal. Review of Standards. Australia Griffith University Quality Society of Australia Software Quality Association Software Verification Research Centre Telstra Corporation University of New South Wales University of South Australia University of Technology. Access the full version at http://infostore. The following interests are represented on Committee IT/15: Australian Association of Chief Information Officers Australian Bankers Association Australian Computer Society Australian Computer Society National Software Industry Committee Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association Australian Information Industry Association Australian Society for Technical Communication Computer Aided Software Engineering Special Interest Group Department of Defence. This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 98111. . Suggestions for improvements to Joint Standards. and of withdrawn Standards. Sydney This is a free 9 page sample. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 18 August 1998 and on behalf of the Council of Standards New Zealand on 20 July 1998. which subscribing members receive.

155 The Terrace. Wellington 6001 New Zealand ISBN 0 7337 2223 7 . Access the full version at http://infostore.saiglobal. Radio New Zealand House.AS/NZS 14102:1998 This is a free 9 page sample.com. Homebush NSW 2140 Australia Standards New Zealand Level 10. Australian/New Zealand Standard™ Information technology— Guideline for evaluation and selection of CASE tools First published as AS/NZS 14102:1998. Published jointly by: Standards Australia 1 The Crescent.

The objective of this Standard is to provide organizations intending to adopt computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools in support of their software life cycle processes. where appropriate. with a guideline for the consistent and effective evaluation and selection of such tools. References to international Standards should be replaced by references. the source text should be modified as follows: (a) (b) (c) The words ‘this Australian/New Zealand Standard’ should replace the words ‘this International Standard’ wherever they appear. with assistance from Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee QR/3. program and system flowcharts. selecting the most appropriate CASE tool(s) from the available alternatives. program network charts and system resources charts ISO/IEC 9216 Information technology — Software product evaluation — Quality characteristics and guidelines for their use 12119 Information technology — Software packages — Quality requirements and testing Information technology — Software life-cycle processes AS/NZS 4216 Information technology — Software product evaluation — Quality characteristics and guidelines for their use 4366 Information technology — Software packages — Quality requirements and testing 12207 ISO/IEC 12207 Information technology — Software life cycle processes . Access the full version at http://infostore. to the following Australian or Joint Australian/New Zealand Standards: Australian or Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard AS 2645 Information processing — Documentation symbols and conventions for data. A full point should be substituted for a comma where it appears as a decimal marker. ISO/IEC 14102:1995. The term ‘informative’ has been used in this Standard to define the application of the annex to which it applies. activities and tasks that are to be applied in identifying organizational requirements for CASE tools.saiglobal. its identity is shown only on the cover and title pages. An ‘informative’ annex is only for information and guidance. Information technology — Guideline for evaluation and selection of CASE tools.ii PREFACE This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee IT/15. Software Engineering. It is identical with. The number of this Standard is not reproduced on each page. This Standard contains processes. program network charts and systems resources charts This is a free 9 page sample. Software Quality Systems. For the purpose of this Standard. mapping these requirements to CASE tool characteristics to be evaluated and. based on measurements of the defined characteristics. program and system flowcharts.com. and has been reproduced from. Reference to International Standard or other publication ISO 5807 Information processing — Documentation symbols and conventions for data.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Definitions . . .2 Requirements identification . Identifying final candidate CASE tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . .1 Sequencing of processes 4. . . . . . Acronyms . . Definitions and acronyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. .3 Goal setting . . .3 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Requirements definition . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selection process . . . . Normative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Initiation process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 15 16 16 This is a free 9 page sample.2 Reducing cost and risk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Establishing selection criteria . . . Access the full version at http://infostore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . .saiglobal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Initiation process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 4. . . . . .1 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Structuring process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General process considerations 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CASE tool information gathering . .1 Organizational information gathering 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com. . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . .3 Requirements structuring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . .1 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Structuring process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project planning and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Overview of evaluation and selection of CASE tools .4 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . Evaluation process . .1 3. . . . . . .2 6. . .iii CONTENTS Page 1 2 3 Scope . . . . . . .

. . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Characteristic: Maintenance Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 9. . .2 Characteristic: Reliability . Evaluation reporting . .iv Page 7 Evaluation process . . . . . . . . .5 Characteristic: Configuration Management Process . . . .3 Assessment . . . . .1 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Characteristic: CASE tool integrability . 7. . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . .2 Subcharacteristic: Construction . . .4 Characteristic: Documentation Process . 9. . . . . . . . .8 Characteristic: Validation Process . . 9. . . .4 Preparing for selection . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .characteristics related to CASE tool usage . . . . . . . . . . . .3 8. . . . . . . . . . Recommending a selection decision Validating the selection decision . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Characteristic: Verification Process . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . .1 Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . 9. . . . . . .3 8 This is a free 9 page sample. .4 Characteristic: Efficiency . . 9.2 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 36 36 37 39 40 40 41 41 43 44 44 45 45 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 7. . . .1. Functionality . . . . .3. . . . . . . 9.1 Characteristic: Environment in which the CASE tool operates . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . .1 Subcharacteristic: Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Characteristic: Acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. 9. . . . . . . . .saiglobal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . .2. . . 7. . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . .1. . . . 9.1 Characteristic: Management Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com. . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1 Measurement . . .2. . . .6 Characteristic: Quality Assurance Process . . . . Access the full version at http://infostore. . . . . . . . .6 Characteristic: Portability . . . . . . .1. . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . Selection process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Characteristic: Functionality . . . . . . .characteristics related to life-cycle processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Characteristic: Usability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . .4. . . . .3 Characteristic: Aspects of the CASE tool’s application General quality characteristics . . . . 9. . . . . .2 Rating . . . .1.1. . . . 7. . . . General characteristics not related to quality . . . . . . .5 Characteristic: Maintainability . . . . .3 9. . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . .2. . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Characteristic: Development Process . . . . . . . Applying the selection algorithm . 9.2 Preparing for evaluation Evaluating CASE tools . . . . . . . . . . 9 CASE tool characteristics . . . . . . .

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Guidance on mapping those requirements to CASE tool characteristics to be evaluated. Access the full version at http://infostore.saiglobal. COPYRIGHT .com. 1 Scope This International Standard deals with the evaluation and selection of CASE tools.1 AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND STANDARD Information technology . A process for selecting the most appropriate CASE tool from several tools. These processes are generic. This International Standard is not intended to apply to: a. and organizations must tailor them to meet organizational needs. b. control and presentation integration. Software engineering frameworks whose purpose is to provide mechanisms for data. Primary users of this International Standard are organizations that intend to adopt CASE tools to support their software life cycle processes. Guidance on identifying organizational requirements for CASE tools. covering a partial or full portion of the software engineering life cycle. The CASE tool evaluation and selection processes should be viewed in the larger context of the organization’s technology adoption process. CASE tool suppliers may also use this International Standard to describe characteristics of their CASE tools. It establishes processes and activities to be applied for the evaluation of CASE tools and selecting the most appropriate CASE tools from several candidates. based on measurements of the defined characteristics.Guideline for the evaluation and selection of CASE tools This is a free 9 page sample. This International Standard provides: a. c.

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