The Dimensions of Healthy Maintenance

  title={The Dimensions of Healthy Maintenance},
  author={Robert S. Arnold and D. A. Parker},
What characterizes “healthy” or “satisfactory” software maintenance? How can we know it when we see it? This paper gives initial answers to these questions. We first argue the need for objectively measurable maintenance performance criteria in judging the “adequacy” of maintenance and present a set of criteria for judging maintenance performance in a particular software environment. We then subject the criteria to a practical test by applying them in this environment. We show how applying the… CONTINUE READING