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Maintenance: Nothing Else but Evolution?!

Hubert Biskup (Technical University of Berlin, Department of Computer Science Sekr. FR 5–6, Franklinstr. 28–29 D‐10587 Berlin, Germany )
Karlheinz Kautz (Norwegian Computing Center PO Box 114 Blindern N‐0314 Oslo, Norway)

Information Technology & People

ISSN: 0959-3845

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Discusses problems related to software engineering task maintenance. Argues that since many scientists and practitioners have regarded maintenance as divorced from development, it is not properly embedded in project models. Relates four case studies. Looks at the range of maintenance tasks and strategies. Proposes a change of perspective that would make maintenance part of development. Advocates methods, tools and techniques as possible means of overcoming the problematic situation.



Biskup, H. and Kautz, K. (1992), "Maintenance: Nothing Else but Evolution?!", Information Technology & People, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 215-231.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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