Software Quality

State of the Art in Management, Testing, and Tools

  • Martin Wieczorek
  • Dirk Meyerhoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Software Quality Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paradigms of Software Quality Management and Software Development

    3. Process Oriented Software Quality Management

      1. Jan Pries-Heje, Anne Mette Jonassen Hass, Jørn Johansen
        Pages 46-60
      2. Detlef Vohwinkel
        Pages 61-72
    4. Knowledge and Quality Management

    5. Cost Benefit Models for Quality Assurance

  3. Certification and Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Testing Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

      1. Paul Keese
        Pages 149-159
      2. Wolfgang Dzida, Regine Freitag
        Pages 160-177
    3. Testing Web and E-Business Applications

      1. Dirk Meyerhoff, Dirk Huberty
        Pages 200-208
    4. Certification and Testing of Embedded and Safety-Critical Systems

      1. Cristian Radu
        Pages 241-258
      2. Javier Fernández Perpiñán
        Pages 259-271
  4. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Miriam Bromnick
      Pages 275-287
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 288-288

About this book


1. 1 The Pressure on Information Technology (IT) "In today's environment, the ability to react quickly to change by reducing the devel­ opment life cycle in order to be first to market will give a company an important com­ petitive edge. " -James Martin The market conditions of the 21 st century put business under continual pressure. The most successful companies are those who are able to reduce their time to market, to launch initiatives before their competitors, to respond very rapidly to opportunities in the marketplace or to change direction in response to a move by the competition or a change in circumstances. All of these business initiatives rely on support from Infor­ mation Technology (IT). For a business to launch a new product in three months time, the supporting IT processes must be available and working in that three month time frame. In this fast moving environment, late IT delivery is not acceptable and may pose a major risk to the business. The marketplace of 21 st century business measures timescales in months, whereas in the past, timescales of two to three years were more typical. Internet related and e­ business projects frequently require even tighter timescales, measured in days rather than months. This need for speed puts tremendous pressure on IT departments. Pressure does not just come from the need for speed. There is also an ever-increasing rate of change within business.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Wieczorek
    • 1
  • Dirk Meyerhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.SQS Software Quality Systems AGKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78085-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56529-8
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