Syzygy: A Software Metrics Global Database

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32931
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
122 Fourth Ave, Indiatlantic, FL, 32903
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Card
 (407) 984-3370
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
SPS proposes an innovative approach to the development of a software metrics global database, Syzygy, that captures local and external data and aligns it to provide a global view. Syzygy will support identification of process improvement opportunities, tracking organizational performance trends, benchmarking, and estimation of new projects even if all the data was not collected using the same schema. A central part of our technical solution is the same definition of an object-based structure of reference models, intermediate models, and porject models that describe and align native project data. The key innovative aspects of Syzygy include the following: (1) using an object-oriented database management system to enable the development of reference models that provide the ability to analyze and compare information from different sources; (2) adopting an open architecture to facilitate integration with the user's environment; (3) using a simple, yet powerful object modeling approach that supports end-user viewing and tailoring of the mapping of project data to the reference model; (4) providing storage of and access to both the native and reference model view of an individual project's data; and (5) using the SEI measurement definition checklist approach to capture essential details of project-specific data definitions.

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