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Definition[]

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Adaptive maintenance is

the modification of a software product, performed after delivery, to keep a software product usable in a changed or changing environment.[1]

Overview[]

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Adaptive maintenance usually is required over the life of a system to modify the software so it continues to run as the external environment changes, e.g., hardware (display devices, computer, memories, communication protocols, etc.).

References[]

  1. ISO/IEC 14764:2006 Software Engineering — Software Life Cycle Processes — Maintenance.

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