A framework for change impact analysis in the enhancement and maintenance of software systems

Authors Günter Pirklbauer
Title A framework for change impact analysis in the enhancement and maintenance of software systems
Type techreport
Number 735
Address Hagenberg, Austria
Institution Software Comptence Center Hagenberg GmbH
Year 2007
SCCH ID# 735
Abstract

The life cycle of software systems comprises not only the analysis-, designand development phases, but also the enhancement and maintenance. One task in the enhancement and maintenance of software systems is the analysis of change impacts. In practice, the preconditions to perform change impact analysis ad hoc and with appropriate tool support are missing. In this paper the author presents his PhD proposal about a framework to support change impact analysis in the enhancement and maintenance of existing and highly integrated software systems.