Author: Wong, Ching-wan Phyllis
Title: The software reengineering strategy for small to medium projects
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2000
Subject: Software reengineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Department of Computing
Pages: iv, 84 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Language: English
Abstract: Business process reengineering (BPR) among organizations has become popular in recent years. The change in business practices due to BPR together with the outbreak of Y2K year-digit problem towards the end of the 20th century plus a great advancement in computer technology generate a great motivation force for senior management to consider software reengineering on legacy systems. However, in order to be successful in the reengineering process, a good strategy is needed. The first half of this dissertation develops a strategy for software reengineering based on three major concerns: business goals, technology advancement and human factors. In addition, five monitoring areas are necessary; they are time management, communication between users and software developers, technology selection, metrics for the reengineering process and consideration of other external factors. Besides, various computer-aided tools are introduced, which would be useful to minimize human errors, increase productivity and record the analysis of legacy systems. However, for organizations with great constraints in time and money, carefully analysis should be made on the tools' functional capability and determine whether it is cost-effective to use tools during the reengineering process. In the second half of this dissertation, a case studied on a small to medium project taken from a tertiary institution is presented. Lessons learned include the strict control on reengineering schedule, the negative impact on customary routine and productivity; the awareness of changing environment and, the necessity of keeping history of the reengineering process. These lessons offer a reference to other reengineering projects in the future.
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Access: restricted access

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