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Managing Software Quality

A Measurement Framework for Assesment and Prediction

  • Richard E. Nance
  • James D. Arthur
Textbook

Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 1-12
  3. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 13-25
  4. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 27-36
  5. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 37-52
  6. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 53-63
  7. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 65-87
  8. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 89-92
  9. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 93-101
  10. Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur
    Pages 103-111
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 113-125

About this book

Introduction

This is one of the shorter books in the 21 volume Practitioner Book Series, but this is entirely appropriate for a text on the ubiquitous topic of Quality. The book is written in a concise, precise no-nonsense style by two interna­ tional authors. They are supported in their approach by relevant personal practical experience and by peer-review of other researchers obtained whilst disseminating their research in the academic literature. The authors base their book around their Objective/Principles/ Attributes (OPA) Framework, developed in the first place for assessment and prediction of software quality. After OPA was developed as a procedure for evaluating software development methodologies, it was expanded to include software quality measurement with the inclusion of statistical indicators and a systematic basis for deriving them. The OPA is an holistic approach to soft­ ware quality and prediction. The approach has been validated through experience gained on a 4-year on-site project, which has also led to improve­ ments to the framework.

Keywords

Attribut documentation maintenance organization process models product engineering quality assurance software engineering software quality statistical indicators

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard E. Nance
    • 1
  • James D. Arthur
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems Research CenterVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0117-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-393-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0117-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-9245
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