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Software Quality Assurance Metrics
Author and Affiliation:
McRae, Kalindra A.(Fayetteville State Univ., NC, United States)
Abstract: Software Quality Assurance (SQA) is a planned and systematic set of activities that ensures conformance of software life cycle processes and products conform to requirements, standards and procedures. In software development, software quality means meeting requirements and a degree of excellence and refinement of a project or product. Software Quality is a set of attributes of a software product by which its quality is described and evaluated. The set of attributes includes functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. Software Metrics help us understand the technical process that is used to develop a product. The process is measured to improve it and the product is measured to increase quality throughout the life cycle of software. Software Metrics are measurements of the quality of software. Software is measured to indicate the quality of the product, to assess the productivity of the people who produce the product, to assess the benefits derived from new software engineering methods and tools, to form a baseline for estimation, and to help justify requests for new tools or additional training. Any part of the software development can be measured. If Software Metrics are implemented in software development, it can save time, money, and allow the organization to identify the caused of defects which have the greatest effect on software development. The summer of 2004, I worked with Cynthia Calhoun and Frank Robinson in the Software Assurance/Risk Management department. My task was to research and collect, compile, and analyze SQA Metrics that have been used in other projects that are not currently being used by the SA team and report them to the Software Assurance team to see if any metrics can be implemented in their software assurance life cycle process.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20050186846
(Acquired Jul 14, 2005)
Subject Category: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Research Symposium I; (SEE 20050186794)
Meeting Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Financial Sponsor: Fayetteville State Univ.; NC, United States
Organization Source: Fayetteville State Univ.; NC, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTER PROGRAMS; QUALITY CONTROL; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS; SOFTWARE RELIABILITY; REQUIREMENTS; RISK; EDUCATION
Availability Notes: Abstract Only; Available from STI Support Services only as part of the entire parent document
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