Date of Original Version



Technical Report

Abstract or Description

Each year, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) undertakes several Independent Research and Development (IR&D) projects. These projects serve to (a) support feasibility studies investigating whether further work by the SEI would be of potential benefit and (b) support further exploratory work to determine if there is sufficient value in eventually funding the feasibility study work as an SEI initiative. Projects are chosen based on their potential to mature and/or transition software engineering practices, develop information that will help in deciding whether further work is worth funding, and set new directions for SEI work. This report describes the IR&D projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2002 (October 2001 through September 2002).