Adopting object oriented analysis for telecommunications systems development

  • Declan Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1238)


It has been accepted for some time that errors introduced in the early phases of software development are significantly more expensive to correct that those introduced at later stages. Therefore, development teams should emphasise the analysis phase to ensure that system requirements are captured correctly and documented unambiguously. This paper reports on initial experiences with the adoption of object oriented analysis (OOA) for the production of telecommunications systems. The purpose of the paper is to report the experiences gained, to offer some recommendations for those attempting to introduce object oriented analysis into their organisation, and to remind developers of important issues that are sometimes overlooked. Three main conclusions are drawn: adopting a methodological approach to object oriented analysis is difficult but beneficial, using existing telecommunications specific models within the context of an OOA method causes problems, and additional tool functionality supporting telecommunications systems development would be appreciated.


Object Orientation Analysis Migration Lessons learned 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Declan Martin
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  1. 1.Broadcom Eireann Research, Ltd.Dublin 2Ireland

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