The objective of this action is to further promote and deploy the Software Evolution and Reuse (SER) solutions produced by previous Esprit projects REBOOT, PROTEUS, RECYCLE, EUROBANQUET, EUROWARE, SCALE and COSMOS in European software producing organisations.
Promotion will particularly focus on the management of the software organisations who, because of their maturity and dimension, are potential users of the proposed technology.
A user group includes all participants involved in deployment and supports information exchange, based on experiences with the proposed solutions, refine user requirements, and further disseminate SER solutions.
The ultimate goal is to have secured at least 20 organisations applying one of the proposed solutions upon project completion.
In order to achieve the above objective, a bi-directional flow of information has been established both to and from actual and potential users. Moreover, because promotion and deployment complement each other they will be strongly linked throughout the project to ensure maximal efficiency.
The main activities are:
- To further deploy SER solutions in real-world software development projects and collect results that focus on and describe the benefits and costs in a way that is perspicuous to management. The outcome is an "Experience book" reporting the experiences.
- To study how the proposed solutions can be leveraged and to promote reuse solutions through both ESI software process improvement action and NATO procurement procedures. A deliverable "Solutions for Software Evolution and Reuse" summarises the scope, the applicability, the benefits and costs of the solutions proposed by the SER projects.
- To further disseminate SER solutions into European software producing organisations by giving tutorials, organising workshops, setting up a WWW-server and publishing a newsletter.