SSADM


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SSADM

A software engineering method and toolset required by some UK government agencies.

SSADM

(Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology) A technology widely used for the analysis and design of IT systems. SSADM does not cover strategic information planning (SITP) issues or the construction, testing and implementation of software. Because it is an open standard, many companies offer SSADM support, training and CASE tools.

SSADM was commissioned by the CCTA in 1981 in order to standardize the many and varied IT projects that were then being developed across government departments. The CCTA investigated a number of approaches before accepting a tender from Learmonth & Burchett Management Systems to develop the method. The U.S. government is a major user of SSADM.
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SSADM (1995) is the most widely used proprietary information systems methodology in the UK (Hardy et al.
In order to embed ethical analysis within SSADM it was important to identify those activities in SSADM where ethical issues were likely to be encountered.
The requirements catalogue in SSADM includes descriptions of both the functional and non-functional organizational requirements.
The framework also describes how this can be integrated within the activities of a structured information systems methodology such as SSADM.
Perhaps an inconvenience of SSADM is the lack of emphasis on the mechanism and the control of the information flow, but this could be balanced by the existence of symbols for data stores, which cannot be found in IDEF diagrams.
Although SSADM is regarded as a suitable methodology in the analysis and design of an advanced manufacturing system (AMS) where a strong interaction between data and physical processing does exist, Wu[6] suggests a further structuring of the SSADM approach in the later phases (that is the phases concerning data and physical processing design).
and Goodland, M, SSADM - A Practical Approach, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1990.
I have better knowledge of SSADM and it has not resulted in better opportunities.
Applying Soft Systems Methodology to an SSADM Feasibility Study, CCTA, HMSO, London.