Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

CURE Components

The overview describes the overall process for the COTS Usage Risk Evaluation (CURE) as seen from the viewpoint of a member of a program to which CURE is applied. The process is supported by the following artifacts:

  • Initial questionnaire: a document sent to the program in order that the evaluation team can understand the goals of the program and shape the face-to-face interview.
  • Discussion document: a complete list of topics that might be discussed during the interview.
  • Evaluation record: a variant of the discussion document that is used by the evaluation team to record the information heard during the interview.
  • CURE database: a rudimentary Microsoft Access database (and accompanying image) that supports the evaluation team in the analysis of the data gained from the interview.

More detailed information about CURE can be found in the SEI technical report Identifying COTS Product Risks: The COTS Usage Risk Evaluation.