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Migrating to object technology: identifying, optimizing and testing appropriate industry-focused strategies

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC SPIRT (Strategic Partnerships with Industry Re)

Start year: 1999

Summary: Companies migrating their software development to the use of the modern ideas embodied in object technology require a migration plan for their developers and managers. The current state of the art is ad hoc in which, often, the services of a consultant are relied upon. There is no standard or documented or tested way of ensuring that any chosen migration strategy will succeed. This project aims to delineate such a strategy and test it, together with collaborating industries. The objectives of the project: * To identify how best a company should migrate from a traditional to an object-oriented development environment * To test this hypothesis out by empirical observation over a period of several months in an industry partner * To undertake a second multi-month observational programme on a second project. * To evaluate the results from these action research projects and publish the results


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