Productivity tools in the development and transfer of computer applications: State of the art and practice

J. F. Nunamaker, B. R. Konsynski

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Abstract

Two aspects of system productivity exist: productivity of the system development process and the system's impact on the productivity of the organization as a whole. The theory and practice in measuring both aspects of systems productivity is discussed. Over the past decades generations of development tools have evolved. The goal of these tools is to improve the productivity of system development. More recently, the role of development tools in improving organizational productivity is being addressed. Attributes and usage of current tools are discussed. A new generation of development tools, which are integrated, friendly, and intelligent, is discussed. Finally, a representative sample of the new generation tools is discussed along with related theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-64
Number of pages14
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume11
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Urban Studies

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