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Software Design as an Investment Activity: A Real Options Perspective

  title={Software Design as an Investment Activity: A Real Options Perspective},
  author={Kevin J. Sullivan and Prasad R. Chalasani and Somesh Jha and Vibha Sazawal},
Key software design principles‐e.g., information hiding, spiral processes, and guidelines for timing design decisions—remain idiosyncratic, ad hoc, and not unified or explained in theory. This makes them hard to teach, learn, and use in principled ways. We see the potential to build stronger foundations for softwar e design by viewing it as an investment activity and by relating design concepts direct ly to well developed financial investment theories. In this paper we focus on the specific is… 

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