HCSD unit development process: Step-wise process improvement
Hughes Canada has been involved with the development of the Canadian Automated Air Traffic Control System (CAATS) software since 1993. The program, originally estimated to be over a million lines of Ada code, has evolved from prototyping concepts and requirements to producing operational software. This paper describes the evolution of the procedures for software development. We explain the reasons behind the changes made to the unit development process, and show our movement from ad-hoc through qualitative to quantitative process enhancement, consistent with our transition from prototyping to production.
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