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Ms. Patel, your AsiaPac marketing manager, presented the ARRS Market Requirements Document (MRD) to the corporation's productization steering committee. The corporation put in place an across-the-board goal of turning "software investment into paying products," and each marketing manager was required to build a preliminary MRD for any software being built in their areas of responsibility. The BSD was established as an SEI Level 5 organization and adopted the measurement-driven software management (MDSM) process of the Software Reuse Business Model (SRBM).

BSD MDSM has these attributes:

® Measurement and management. Reuse impact analysis must be regarded as an aspect of an overall metrics program, thus dependent on that program. A program of systematic measurement is a planned, systematic effort that regularly measures the process and the products that it creates throughout the life cycle.

® Reuse and domain management. A program manager has a multiproject perspective and a general responsibility for managing the delivery of a family of similar projects within a domain. Part of this function is managing reuse across the members of the family. The program manager makes investment decisions based on the estimated value of a reuse capability applied over multiple programs, either current or expected, in a domain.

® Reuse and program management. A program manager has a single-program perspective. The program manager does this, in part, by helping to refine the estimated impact of the reuse program for a domain on the program's particular system. Furthermore, the program manager should be alert to potential opportunities for cost-effective reuse within the scope of the program.

® Typical reuse cost questions. Regarding reuse cost analysis in particular, some typical questions addressed are:

1. What would be the likely decrease in the cost of delivering a new system for a given percentage of reuse in deliverable artifacts?

2. What is the cost avoidance for an average percentage of reuse across a family of such systems?

3. How many systems in a particular domain must realize expected reuse benefits for a given investment in reuse to pay off?

4. What is the expected cost of developing each system of a family, given a particular reuse investment strategy?

5. What is the return on investment that should be expected for a given reuse investment strategy?

The main action item that came out of her presentation was to answer these standard questions for the ARRS. Unfortunately, Ms. Patel is traveling to meetings in Australia the remainder of this week. Because she knows that you, as the project manager, studied the SEI CMM and has worked before with BSD, she is letting you answer these in an email to the corporate market productization board. The members meet again next Tuesday in Chicago at 3:30 p.m.

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