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A repository for the management of artifacts in system engineering

Wasbeek, Edwin van (2006) A repository for the management of artifacts in system engineering.

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Abstract:The research took place at Chess BV in Haarlem. Software design at Chess (and other companies) is done in MS Word documents in which the systems decomposition is stated. MS Word documents are very simple in use but lack analysis checking features. Chess identifies this as a problem and that is why this research was started. The problem for this research was defined as: "How to manage software design artifacts within Chess?". Design artifacts are parts of information about the system, like the structure or requirements of the system. The answer to this question led to a repository that supports the management of design artifacts, numerous of analysis checks on these artifacts, and the generation of documentation. To reach this goal, an explorative research in the literature was performed to provide a theoretical base. This theory is then used for analyzing the current situation and designing a new repository where the design artifacts are stored and managed in. Nowadays, development projects are getting bigger and more complex. This means that large amounts of design artifacts are created and these artifacts need to be stored somewhere. This also means that when changes occur (and they do) these design artifacts need to be changed. All these problems demand facilities for storing and managing the design artifacts in a repository.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Chess BV
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
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