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.