Speaker Barry Boehm
Affiliation University of Southern California
Host John Spencer, Wolfram Schulte
Date recorded 12 November 2004
In most software applications, investments in software dependability compete with investments in such alternate capabilities as functionality, response time, adaptability, and speed of development. Investigating the tradeoffs among these sources of investment raises a number of significant questions about the nature of software dependability and its interactions with other desired software capabilities. These questions include:
This talk will explore these and related questions from the perspective of the emerging discipline of Value-Based Software Engineering. It will show that, at least in many cases, reasoning about the economics of software dependability can lead to more satisfactory outcomes than will the application of value-neutral techniques.
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