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JWARS

a case study

This paper is a management-oriented review of a large-scale goverment software development project.The product is the Joint Warfare System (JWARS), a theater-level warfare simulation intended to support U.S. Department of Defense decision-making.This paper discusses all aspects of the JWARS development project from 1995 until 2002.Unique features included object oriented development, an integrated goverment-contractor environment, and involvement of users and subject matter experts in development and testing.
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