Software maintenance management in Tunisia: A statistical study

Latifa Ben Arfa, Ali Mili, M. Ben Alaya, H. Ben Amor, K. Ketata

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A recent statistical study of the various economic aspects of software maintenance management in Tunisia is presented. The study confirms a well-known result, that software maintenance is very time consuming. It was also found that software maintenance escapes the software manager's notice. In the study, only one in ten managers considers maintenance problems important or very important. In addition, it was shown that the longevity of software applications does not depend on the data processing environment. It is concluded that Software maintenance is controllable. Combined with appropriately calibrated cost-estimation techniques, organizational steps developed by the community of software practitioners can be arranged into an integrated policy for software maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Software Maintenance
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818620919
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1990 Conference on Software Maintenance - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 26 1990Nov 29 1990

Publication series

NameConference on Software Maintenance


OtherProceedings of the 1990 Conference on Software Maintenance
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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