Does the sum of the parts equal the whole?

Errol Thompson

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


    In assessing software development projects, we want to assess a range of characteristics of the finished product. These include the design, the code, and possibly of the process used. How does providing a grade for each of the desired characteristics compare with a setting a minimal standard for each characteristic? The holistic assessment strategy is discussed and compared to grading of the parts, each characteristic, independently. In doing so, we contend that the assessing by summing the parts is not equal to assessing the whole.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the seventeenth annual conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications
    Place of PublicationNew Zealand
    PublisherNational Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications
    Number of pages445
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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