John M. Favaro

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FODAcom is a customization of the FODA domain analysis method for the Italian telecommunications authority, for application within its IT2000 restructuring program. This paper describes recent experience gained in the application of the method within a business unit of Telecom Italia. Three analysis models that were constructed for the Service Provisioning(More)
Financial evaluation and strategic analysis have long been considered two distinct approaches to evaluating new capital initiatives. An emerging valuation approach, known as real options, attempts to align finance and strategy through a new perspective: the value of an asset lies not only in the amount of direct revenues that it is expected to generate, but(More)
A number of issues are covered in this paper. Chief among them is the need for greater discipline in understanding the economic benefits of software reuse within the context of a broader business strategy. While traditional methods fail to account for growth opportunities and flexibility generated by investments in reuse, the introduction of option pricing(More)
Reuse economics has been the subject of vigorous study over the past several years. Although significant progress has been made in the areas of reuse metrics and cost estimation, much work to date in reuse investment analysis has not always reflected accepted mainstream financial analysis practices. This paper compares several approaches that have been(More)
0 7 4 0 7 4 5 9 / 0 4 / $ 2 0 . 0 0 © 2 0 0 4 I E E E competitive advantage to simply “something good.” Consequently, the software community looks upon ROI with increasing suspicion as a vague and slippery gimmick used chiefly to make the sales pitch (invariably unsubstantiated) for a particular product or initiative. On the contrary, ROI analysis aims to(More)
Quality has been hailed by software engineers as the solution to many of the most urgent challenges facing our industry in the 1990s, ranging from technical concerns – such as safety and reliability – to strategic concerns – such as market share, customer satisfaction, and economic profit. Today, our industry is adopting the ISO 9000 quality framework with(More)
Financial evaluation and strategic analysis have long been considered two distinct approaches to evaluating new capital initiatives. An emerging valuation approach, known as real options, attempts to align finance and strategy through a new perspective: The value of an asset lies not only in the amount of direct revenues that it is expected to generate, but(More)