The Software Sustainability Audit

  • Roger Gutbrod
  • Christian Wiele
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


In this chapter we introduce the new concepts of Software Sustainability Audits. This is a new and dedicated class of audits. These audits focus on the sustainability aspects of software products and their development processes. The concept follows one core question: Where do we have to improve to make our software more sustainable? Sustainability is understood in a broad sense, not limited to carbon emission. The concept comprises any limited resource like IT personnel, support resources, or IT budgets. The standardized concept comprises a holistic approach with unified assessment criteria, an audit framework, and a blend of process and product audits. The details will be discussed in subsequent chapters.


Software Development Holistic Approach Process Audit Business Objective Software Development Process 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SandhausenGermany
  2. 2.EppingenGermany

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