A new approach to component reuse in multi-software development project management by using an information-centric project model

Akihiro Sakaedani, Toshiyuki Yasui, Seiko Shirasaka, Takashi Maeno

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the effects of component reuse by using a model that focuses on information transfer in software development projects. The cost models from earlier studies do not account for the difficulty of reuse, whereas the proposed information-centric model does consider the level of this difficulty. This paper has two main conclusions. First, component reuse does not always improve the productivity of a software development project. Second, component reuse is a valuable productivity tool if the following conditions are satisfied: (1) reuse results in simplification of project structures and (2) the level of difficulty of project elements is decreased from the reuse of components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGain Competitive Advantage by Managing Complexity - Proceedings of the 14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012
PublisherInstitution of Engineering Designers
Pages301-313
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783446433540
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 Sep 132012 Sep 14

Publication series

NameGain Competitive Advantage by Managing Complexity - Proceedings of the 14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012

Other

Other14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/9/1312/9/14

Keywords

  • Information
  • Multi-project
  • Productivity
  • Reuse
  • Software development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management Information Systems

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    Sakaedani, A., Yasui, T., Shirasaka, S., & Maeno, T. (2012). A new approach to component reuse in multi-software development project management by using an information-centric project model. In Gain Competitive Advantage by Managing Complexity - Proceedings of the 14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012 (pp. 301-313). (Gain Competitive Advantage by Managing Complexity - Proceedings of the 14th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2012). Institution of Engineering Designers.