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The "Software Equation" Revisited

The "Software Equation" Revisited
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Author(s): Keith B. Olson (Utah Valley State College, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch113
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


In 1992, an empirical “Software Equation” was proposed [2]. The highly non-linear nature of this equation gives rise to some results that are contrary to what one would logically expect. The reasons for this are examined, and an alternative model is proposed.

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