First Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

58 pages


Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) is an emerging technology approach that has potential to revolutionize the software industry. MDSD has the ability to both increase software delivery velocity, while at the same time reduce complexity and reuse software assets. Experts in the field believe that the MDSD approach helps to abstract away the growing interdependencies of enterprise software development by use of sophisticated tools, models, and automatic code generation. Through the use of Unified Modeling Language (UML/UML2) and other related technologies, the models are intricate enough to fully represent a system domain and then generate system code to represent that system. The case study evaluates the key factors of velocity, modeling complexity, code generation, and code completeness. Using both Model-Driven Software Development and so-called traditional methods of development, both techniques were applied against a real-world system for First United Methodist Church Children's Ministry. The two techniques were measured and critiqued for their effect on the software development. Future direction of MDSD and potential impacts are presented.

Date of Award

Spring 2007

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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