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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Lessons from CASE Tool Adoption

I worked with several small software development groups that used various computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools over a period of several years (Wiegers 1996). CASE tools let analysts and designers draw models of requirements and designs according to a variety of standard modeling notations and languages. Commonly used models include data flow, entity-relationship, statechart, class, sequence, and activity diagrams. When they first came on the scene in the 1980s, vendors claimed fabulous benefits from CASE tools. In fact, the potential payoff from CASE tools was so exaggerated that the term CASE has fallen out of favor even though those sorts of modeling tools still exist.

I’ve seen several groups use such ...

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