Annals of Software Engineering

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 119–139 | Cite as

Software quality management through process and product modeling

  • Robert C. Tausworthe


This paper presents a simple cost-based method for managing software quality during the development process. The technique may apply conceptually to the management of quality for other processes, as well. A unifying metric for quality is defined to be the ratio of the cost expended at a given point in time to that which will be required to satisfy all requirements placed on quality attributes, such as correctness, reliability, etc. Unit quality then corresponds to a system that fulfills all of its quality attribute requirements. The paper indicates the need for developing cost-versus-attribute relationships for all quality factors of concern.


Operating System Development Process Quality Factor Quality Management Quality Attribute 
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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Tausworthe
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  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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