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Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice by Donald J. Reifer

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Chapter 8. Government Case: Large Defense Project Behind Schedule and Over Budget

Setting the stage

Your firm received a large contract award six months ago from the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop the next-generation workstation for use in the command-and-control families of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across the armed services. This is a software-intensive effort aimed at building the best-of-breed workstation that all UAV projects in the DOD will migrate to over the next decade. Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, the POSIX operating system, and the Apache platform will be used as the foundation of the service-oriented architecture you have proposed to implement. Your firm is thrilled to have won this project, which it estimates ...

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