WIT Press


Current Approaches To Software Quality Assurance Within The United Kingdom

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930601

Volume

4

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,420 kb

Author(s)

C.J. Davis, J.B. Thompson & P. Smith

Abstract

Current approaches to software quality assurance within the United Kingdom C.J. Davis, J.B. Thompson, P. Smith Commercial Software Engineering Group, School of Computing & Information Systems, University of ABSTRACT The high costs to industry of poor quality software resulted in the UK government's department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the late 1980s commissioning investigations on whether quality procedures and standards could substantially improve the quality of software. The findings from these investigations led to the production in 1990 of the TickIT Guide to Software Quality Management System Construction and Certification using EN29001. These developments and the background to them are reported. This is then followed by a report on the findings of a survey which was undertaken at the end of 1991 concerning approaches to Software Development and Quality Assurance and whether or not the TickIT initiative had actually influenced software developers. INTRODUCTION The

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