Alka Harriger

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Executive Summary A model curriculum, such as that developed by the ACM/SIGITE Curriculum Committee (2005), has two important functions. First, it provides a base structure for newly developing programs that can use it as a platform for articulating a curriculum. Second, it offers an existing curriculum framework that can be used for validation by existing(More)
More than a decade ago, data processing professionals began to realize a software crisis. Although Barry Boehe's figures show the United States" software cost in 1980 was approximately 2 percent of the gross ~atlo~a~ #roeuet (GHP}, Dolotta et al have estimated this cost to rise to 8.5 percent of the OMP by 1985 and Steel's projections show the same cost(More)
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