WIT Press


The Automation Of Software Process And Product Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930521

Volume

4

Pages

17

Published

1993

Size

1,420 kb

Author(s)

L. Hatton

Abstract

The automation of software process and product quality L. Hatton Programming Research Ltd. Waynflete House, H-16 High ABSTRACT Software engineering today can be compared to a manufacturing industry in which a product is generally produced without any recognisable production line. In any other engineering discipline this would be unacceptable but appears to be the norm for software producing companies. For example, the Software Engineering Institute (S.E.I.) at Carnegie-Mellon University have found that approximately 85% of all software producing companies are at the lowest level of software process maturity, officially deemed chaotic, c.f. Humphrey [1] The S.E.I, defines this to mean that they are deficient in one or more of the following key areas: Project Estimation, Project Planning, Configuration Management or Software Quality Assurance. Other studies show that software product quality, the intrinsic quality of the code itself, is similarly poor, with most commerci

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