This book provides a new perspective on software quality and software testing. Starting with the base of traditional methods of building software, it moves into a discussion of the Product Delivery Process. This is a well- defined disciplined quality process which is efficient, self-correcting, market-driven, and customer-oriented. It radically changes how software is built and delivered and eliminates the need to perform traditional functional testing. The authors present this new paradigm and show why it works and the tremendous positive effect is can have on software quality.
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Build in the Quality—Right from the Start!
Traditionally, software developers have not concerned themselves with quality issues until products were at the end of their coding cycles. Now, by applying Dr. W. Edwards Deming's chain approach, developers can plan for quality from the very beginning and implement it throughout the entire course of development.
The methods presented in Inroads to Software Quality will put you on the road to quality certification under:
The Product Delivery Process that lies at the heart of Inroads to Software Quality is self-correcting, market-driven, and customer-oriented. By focusing on Behavioral Testing—in place of traditional functional testing—you can make ongoing evaluation part of the cycle of continuous quality.
Inroads to Software Quality presents approximately 18 quality filters that provide timely and efficient feedback during all phases of development. You will learn how to adapt these filters to your own organization and products with a minimum of waste and rework. The flexibility of this approach allows it to be phased in gradually, without immediately dismantling your organization's existing structure.
The key themes of Process Assurance and Product Assurance underlie every aspect of the book. Individual sections offer thorough coverage of test planning and cycles; outsourcing; quality assurance standards, metrics, and reviews; and the standards and evaluation methods of the most popular quality assurance certifications.
The book's Process Improvement Roadmap explains the seven crucial steps for process improvement and presents a detailed plan for implementing them. Dozens of checklists and templates help you put the material to work right away. The accompanying diskette provides these checklists and a description of the major filters. It includes the configuration board impact assessment filter, criteria for code audits, the code audit filter, and much more!
Best of all, the authors present their concepts in a simple, user-friendly style. No statistics, no equations, just practical step-by-step explanations to help you make software development both more efficient and more responsive to user needs.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Process Assurance. Techniques for Process Assurance. Project Team. Project Standards. Schedule Monitoring. Project Tracking. Estimation. Effective Communication. Steering Committee. Project Risks. Measurement. Integrated Technology (IT). Final Comments. Causes of Failure in Process Assurance. Lack of Management Support. Lack of User Involvement. Lack of Project Leadership. Lack of Measures of Success. Verification versus Validation. Verification and Validation Plan (VVP). Who Conducts the V&V? The Product Delivery Process (A New Paradigm). Basic Concepts. Product Delivery Process. The Importance of the Project Plan. Configuration Control Board. The Efficiency of a Software Development Strategy. 2. Product Assurance. Techniques for Product Assurance. Establishing Standards for Product Quality. Establishing Standards for Development Technology. Joint Application Development. Prototyping. Disaster Recovery. Configuration Management. Reusability. Code Management. Software Changes. Training. Management Support. Benchmarking. Activities to Assure Product Quality. A New Paradigm for Assuring Quality Software Design and Architecture. Dependency Analysis at the Module Level. Eliminating Functional Testing at the Module Level. Dependency Analysis at the System Level. Eliminating Common System-Level Dependencies. Examples of the Basic Tools in Dependency Analysis at the System Level. Final Comments. Conclusion. 3. Software Quality Assurance (SQA). Required Components of Software Quality. Building an Effective Software Quality Assurance Organization. Quality Assurance. Verification and Validation. Simulation. Testing. Building a Separate Quality Assurance Organization. The Cost-Effectiveness of Software Testing. Credibility and Return on Investment. Different Projects Require Different Approaches. Begin Collecting Data. Making a Case for Finding Errors Early in the Life Cycle. Steps to Creating an Effective Test Organization. How to Create an Effective, Stable Test Organization. Making a Test Organization More Effective. Conclusion. The Impact of the New Paradigm. Management Aspects (Return on Investment) under the New Paradigm. Leverage at the Software Product Level. Guaranteeing Leverage. Techniques and Contents of a SQA Plan. What to Address in Your SQA Plan. Conclusion. 4. Software Quality Standards. Some Standards for Software Quality. The Concept of Six Sigma. Reducing Cycle Times. Continuous Process Improvement. The Product Delivery Process. Deliverables Associated with a Product Delivery Process. A Description of the Marketing Requirements Definition. Components of a Specification. Functional Specification. Information Model. Constraint Document. Performance Criteria Document. Hardware Specification. Preliminary Budget/Preliminary Schedule/Preliminary Manpower Allocation. Standards Document. Quality Plan. Master Test Plan. Documentation Plan. Product Release Plan. A Test Plan for System Testing. Release Management. Software Quality Standards in the Product Delivery Process. What Is Softwar. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132384035
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