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Modernization of software quality assuranceThe customers satisfaction depends not only on functional performance, it also depends on the quality characteristics of the software products. An examination of this quality aspect of software products will provide a clear, well defined framework for quality assurance functions, which improve the life-cycle activities of software development. Software developers must be aware of the following aspects which have been expressed by many quality experts: quality cannot be added on; the level of quality built into a program is a function of the quality attributes employed during the development process; and finally, quality must be managed. These concepts have guided our development of the following definition for a Software Quality Assurance function: Software Quality Assurance is a formal, planned approach of actions designed to evaluate the degree of an identifiable set of quality attributes present in all software systems and their products. This paper is an explanation of how this definition was developed and how it is used.
Document ID
19940004388
Document Type
Other
Authors
Bhaumik, Gokul (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Research Inst. for Computing and Information Systems, RICIS 1988 Symposium
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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