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Main Title Adoption of software engineering innovations in organizations
Author Bayer, Judy.
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Melone, Nancy.
Publisher Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute,
Year Published 1989
Report Number CMU/SEI-89-TR-17;ESD-TR-89-25
OCLC Number 20555616
Subjects Computer software--Development
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EJBM  QA76.754.B39 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/29/1990
Collation viii, 145 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Abstract: "Designing effective strategies to facilitate the adoption of new software engineering technologies is a complex endeavor. This document describes the experiences of organizations in the defense industry that have considered and in many cases adopted any one of five software engineering technologies: structured programming, program design languages, software cost models, complexity metrics, and Ada. In all, 296 respondents participated in theentire study. These respondents represented approximately 120 business units within approximately 75 defense contractor organizations. Data were collected using a structured survey instrument administered over the telephone." "This report examines the motivations behind technology acquisition and adoption decisions, the use of various technology transfer mechanisms during the stages of the adoption process, and the relationship between technology transfer mechanisms and the timing, pass through, and smoothness of adoption-process stages. Adoption is assumed to be a multi-stage process that may proceed in a linear or non-linear fashion. Also explored is the relationship between managerial level of the advocate (i.e., top management, middle management, technical management, and broad-based support) and the speed and smoothness of technology acquisition and adoption." "Analysis of data supports the notion that organizations and change agents (e.g., The Department of Defense (DoD)) should carefully tailor transition mechanisms and the choice of technology advocate to the specific stage of the adoption process, rather than adopt a single strategy for the entire process. Moreover, a single adoption strategy is not applicable to all technologies. These strategies must also be tailored depending on the subtleties of the particular technology."
Place Published Pittsburgh, Pa. :
Corp Au Ser Add Ent Technical report ; CMU/SEI-89-TR-17. Carnegie Mellon University. ; Technical report ; CMU/SEI-89-TR-17. Carnegie Mellon University. ; Technical report ; CMU/SEI-89-TR-17. Carnegie Mellon University.
PUB Date Free Form 1989.
Series Title Untraced Technical report. Carnegie Mellon University. Software Engineering Institute ;
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 19900626141317
Language ENG
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OCLC Rec Leader 02790nam 2200265Ia 45020