Software Quality Assurance: A Guide for Developers and Auditors

Software Quality Assurance: A Guide for Developers and Auditors

by Howard T. Garst Smith, Steven R. Goldstein, Howard T. Garston Smith
     
 

Of all the audit functions faced by QA, software auditing is probably the most difficult because of the need to know and understand the intricacies of the processes being audited. In addition, auditors must be familiar with and understand the implications of the international and national standards and know how to proceed when deficiencies are revealed. Howard

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Of all the audit functions faced by QA, software auditing is probably the most difficult because of the need to know and understand the intricacies of the processes being audited. In addition, auditors must be familiar with and understand the implications of the international and national standards and know how to proceed when deficiencies are revealed. Howard Garston Smith is Software Quality Assurance Auditor for Pfizer, UK, and brings twenty years of expertise in software development and auditing to this incredibly detailed manual. He provides the "what to" and the "how to" of software QA auditing in a clear and practical style that guarantees effective software quality audits.

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Demonstrates how to build quality into software, reduce testing and auditing time, and create reliable software at lower cost. Provides practical ways of introducing a cost effective documented life cycle methodology to control the information flow within software development, and provides an audit plan to help QA professionals assess the quality of software. Discussion includes the software development process, company organization and project management, products and their support, human resources, programming standards, the development environment, viruses, and version specific checks. There is also a list of references, a glossary, and 13 appendixes which contain forms and checklists for vendor and auditor procedures. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574910490
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.27(d)

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