WIT Press


Software Product Certification - An Alternative Approach For A Small Software House

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950111

Volume

13

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

1,011 kb

Author(s)

M. Pivka

Abstract

A complete implementation of Software quality system harmonised with ISO 9001 is for a small software house a difficult and expensive approach. Some of ISO 9001 requirements are for small software houses without outsourcing impossible to be fulfilled. An alternative approach to software process certification is software product certification. The present paper represents a brief description of software product quality characteristics and testing procedures, as recommended and required by International standards ISO/IEC 9126 and ISO/I EC 12119. Added value to the software package developer, limitations of this approach and some practical experiences on product certification in Slovenia have been analysed. 1 Definition of the problem For the purpose of this paper a sma

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