Display Management System - A Tool to Support the Display Method

Ms. Yali Wang

Software Engineering Research Group
CRL, McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1


This thesis describes the design, implementation and application of a tool, the Display Management System(DMS). The system is intended to support a specific software engineering documentation technique, the Display Method. Using this method, a large program can be documented as a set of displays. Each display describes part of the program. In a project, the difficulty is for people to manage the displays. DMS is useful for managing a project involving a large set of displays. It focuses on the interconnections between the displays rather than the content of an individual display. Both document management and project management were considered when designing this tool.