A Management Guide to Software Maintenance in COTS-Based Systems

May 1998
Judith A. Clapp, The MITRE Corporation
Audrey E. Taub, The MITRE Corporation
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The objective of this guidebook is to provide planning information that results in cost-effective strategies for maintaining Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software products in COTS-based systems. It considers the issues and risks in using COTS software over the life cycle and how to control them. It describes changes in the software maintenance process that are needed to manage a COTS-based system. It provides guidance in developing a COTS Software Life-Cycle Management Plan.

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