WIT Press


The Quantum Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930351

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,371 kb

Author(s)

C. Miller

Abstract

The Quantum study C. Miller Consultancy Division, Praxis Systems pic. South East, 20 Makers ABSTRACT Quantum [1], the subject of this paper, is concerned with the way in which software quality assurance could be improved, now, through a concerted programme of measurement. The questions that this paper addresses are: 'We know that we could radically improve the quality of UK software products and development processes through measurement; is it feasible to construct a measurement-based framework for the assurance of software quality? If so, what should that framework contain and how should it be managed?' THE BACKGROUND TO QUANTUM Is Software Quality Measurable? The poor quality of much software is known to be an important problem, causing inefficiency and loss of competitiveness in British industry and commerce, potentially compromising industrial and national security, and endangering public safety. Studies have attempted to quantify the cost of poor quality software t

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