This two-day course addresses the process and techniques that can be employed in the evaluation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in software-intensive systems.
The presentation covers fundamental definitions; an overview of some of the basic principles of COTS product evaluation; a process framework for COTS software product evaluation; and some useful techniques.
The instructors describe experiences and practices based on real-world case studies for COTS product evaluation.
The instructors deliver interactive instruction, interspersed with realistic exercises. They invite questions and discussion as much as possible. To allow for interaction and participation the number of attendees is limited to 20.
Participants should be familiar with COTS-based systems.
Materials that accompany the tutorial help participants to apply the concepts in their programs by giving reference materials and guides for evaluators.
This two-day course meets at the following times:
Day 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 2, 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.