WIT Press


Software Quality: Past, Present And Future - A United Kingdom Perspective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950201

Volume

13

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

970 kb

Author(s)

J.B. Thompson, M. Ross & G. Staples

Abstract

Software Quality: past, present and future - a United Kingdom perspective J.B. Thompson," M. Ross/ G. Staples* " School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, SRI 3SD, UK Systems Engineering Division, Southampton Institute, Southampton, SO 14 OYN, UK ABSTRACT The high cost to industry of poor quality software has resulted in greater and greater interest in Software Quality. Within the UK, the production for the Department of Trade and Industry of the TickIT Guide to Software Quality Management System Construction and Certification using EN 29001 and the following TickIT initiative may be seen as a watershed. In the paper a perspective of the past (the pre TickIT years) and present (the post TickIT years) are presented. These are followed by some predictions for the future and identification of those areas which should now receive the greatest attention. 1. INTRODUCTION The software industry, over the last twenty years, has bee

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