A Foundation for the Economic Analysis of Software Architectures

Abstract

This position paper is an attempt to show how realoptions theory and portfolio theory—can be applied to making software investment decisions in practice. We have previously developed a method, called CBAM, for making software investment decisions based upon architectural analysis, and have applied this method to a large-scale system development—NASA’s ECS project. Building upon this experience, we reflect upon the relationship between the theory of economic models and what can be done in practice.

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@inproceedings{Asundi2001AFF, title={A Foundation for the Economic Analysis of Software Architectures}, author={Jai Asundi and Rick Kazman}, year={2001} }