Forestry as an Alternative Metaphor for Software Development: Applying Multiobjective Impact Analysis

  • Gregory K. Shea
  • Clement L. McGowan

Abstract

Metaphors draw parallels between dissimilar situations. Metaphors help us understand and “see” one situation in terms of another. For example, the “evening of life” from the metaphor “a life is like a day” suggests a life, mostly completed, moving inexorably to its end. Metaphors sometimes have the power of poetry to change how we feel about and see something familiar.

Keywords

Steam Boiling Metaphor 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory K. Shea
    • 1
  • Clement L. McGowan
    • 2
  1. 1.The Software Productivity ConsortiumHerndonUSA
  2. 2.The MITRE CorporationMcLeanUSA

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