Managing Software Quality: A Measurement Framework for Assessment and Prediction

Managing Software Quality: A Measurement Framework for Assessment and Prediction

by Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852333935
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 08/05/2002
Series: Practitioner Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Software Measurement; Frequent and Hidden Pitfalls; The Rationale of an Holistic Approach; Background Efforts Contributing to the Handbook; Purpose and Scope of the Handbook.- Foundations for a Comprehensive Approach to Software Quality Assessment.- Establishing a Quality Focus; The Objectives/Principles/Attributes (OPA)Framework; Software Quality Indicators.- An OPA Measurement Program.- Accommodating the Organizational Process Model; Measurement Program Responsibilities; Derivation of Software Quality Indicators; Interpretation of SQI Results; Decision and Actions.- Process Measurement.- The Inherent Difficulty of Process Measurement; Indicator Derivation and Distinctions; Interpretation, Decisions and Actions.- Product Measurement: Documentation.- Motivation and Distinctions; The Characteristics of High Quality in Documentation; Measurement Approaches; Interpretation, Decisions and Actions.- Product Measurement: Code.- Indicator Distinction and Derivation; Attributes of Code Quality; The Automated Collection of Code Indicators; Interpretation, Decisions and Actions.- An Examination of Indicator Values and their Aggregation.- Using and Interpreting Indicator Values; Integrating Code, Documentation and Process Quality Indicators in a Software Quality Measurement Program.- Prediction and Assessment: differences in Goals.- Effects of Process Models; Software Reuse; Sustaining Responsibilities and Quality Measurement; The Quality Database and Validity of Indicators.- SOFTWARE QUALITY: VIEWS AND PURVIEWS.- Software Quality: Holy Grail or Eternal Enigma?; What is 'Quality'?; What about Software?; The Evolving Views of Software Quality.

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