Title

Measuring the Development Performance of Integrated Computer Aided Software Engineering (ICASE): A Synthesis of Field Study Results from The First Boston Corporation

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1993

Abstract

The First Boston Corporation, a large investment bank in New York City, began to build its own integrated computer aided software engineering (I-CASE) tool in 1986. This decision was made following a comprehensive survey of the market for CASE tools available at that time. This resulted in a determination that there would be no tools commercially available within the next few years that would: (1) enable cost-effective expansion of the firm’s current applications to support the demand for increased financial market trades processing in a 24-hour a day, global market; (2) create high functionality, multi-tiered cooperative processing applications that efficiently utilize the power and flexibility of -- microcomputers and engineering workstations on the trading platform; fault-tolerant minicomputers for intraday trades processing and a link to the financial markets; mainframe computers for current account and firm securities inventory management, and historical database queries to support trading analytics; and, (3) further control costs by paring down the overall level of developer expertise that needed to be brought together to create the firm’s applications.

Keywords

computer aided software engineering tool, case study

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Analytic Methods for Software Engineering Economics

Editor

T. R. Gulledge & W. P. Hutzler

First Page

39

Last Page

74

ISBN

9783642777974

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-77795-0

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-77795-0