Quality Attribute Techniques Framework

  • Yin Kia Chiam
  • Liming Zhu
  • Mark Staples
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04133-4_15

Volume 42 of the book series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
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Chiam Y.K., Zhu L., Staples M. (2009) Quality Attribute Techniques Framework. In: O’Connor R.V., Baddoo N., Cuadrago Gallego J., Rejas Muslera R., Smolander K., Messnarz R. (eds) Software Process Improvement. EuroSPI 2009. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 42. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The quality of software is achieved during its development. Development teams use various techniques to investigate, evaluate and control potential quality problems in their systems. These “Quality Attribute Techniques” target specific product qualities such as safety or security. This paper proposes a framework to capture important characteristics of these techniques. The framework is intended to support process tailoring, by facilitating the selection of techniques for inclusion into process models that target specific product qualities. We use risk management as a theory to accommodate techniques for many product qualities and lifecycle phases. Safety techniques have motivated the framework, and safety and performance techniques have been used to evaluate the framework. The evaluation demonstrates the ability of quality risk management to cover the development lifecycle and to accommodate two different product qualities. We identify advantages and limitations of the framework, and discuss future research on the framework.

Keywords

Quality Attribute Techniques Product Quality Software Process Improvement Process Tailoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yin Kia Chiam
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Liming Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mark Staples
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.NICTAAlexandriaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and Engineering, K17University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia