WIT Press


Utilization Of FMEA Concept In Software Lifecycle Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950191

Volume

13

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

781 kb

Author(s)

N. Banerjee

Abstract

This paper describes how the concept of FMEA, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, can be utilized to improve the reliability of the software production process resulting in higher product quality as well as in higher productivity. This concept has already been implemented by ISARDATA, a small software company in Germany specialisied in the field of software test and validation, in several software development projects. The paper begins with introduction of the general principles of FMEA known from applications in various manufacturing industries. The introduction is followed by a brief description of the necessary adaptations of the FMEA method for application in a software production process. The next section describes the essentials of planning FMEA as an integral

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