Date of Award
Master of Applied Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
Associate Professor Ronald Hartley
Spreadsheets are a major application in end-user computing, one of the fastest growing areas of computing. Studies have shown that 30% of spreadsheet applications contain errors. As major decisions are often made with the assistance of spreadsheets, the control of spreadsheet applications is a matter of concern to enduser developers, managers, EDP auditors and computer professionals.
The application of appropriate controls to the spreadsheet development process requires prior categorisation of the spreadsheet application. The special-purpose A.D.E. (Application, Development, Environment) taxonomy of spreadsheet application development was evolved by mathematical taxonomic methods to categorise spreadsheet development projects to facilitate their management and control.
Hall, M. J. (1992). The A.D.E. taxonomy of spreadsheet application development. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1696