MANTOOL: A tool for supporting the software maintenance process

Shuanglin Wang, Stephen R. Schach, Gillian Z. Heller

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    In this paper we present MANTOOL, an automatic tool for managing the software maintenance process according to MANTEMA, a rigorous methodology for maintenance. After explaining briefly the MANTEMA structure, the article explains how MANTOOL allows users to manage modification requests following the different stages of the methodology, showing it with some examples. The data saved in MANTOOL can be used to extract different kinds of reports and to do estimations of future maintenance interventions. The paper also includes some experience reports about the construction and application of MANTEMA and MANTOOL, and some reflections on the benefits of its use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-95
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Software Maintenance and Evolution
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • Maintenance methodologies
    • Maintenance tools
    • Process management
    • Software maintenance

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