WIT Press


Japanese Approaches To Software Quality Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930631

Volume

4

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,898 kb

Author(s)

M. Bush & J. Hemsle

Abstract

Japanese approaches to software quality management M. Bush", J. Hemsle/ Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics, South Bank University, Borough Road, London SE1 OAA, UK .S'ZreeZ, ABSTRACT This paper gives an overview of the typical Japanese approaches to software quality management, concentrating on the use of measurement. It begins by briefly reviewing Japan's history and cultural make-up, since most analysts are agreed that differences in culture are the main reason for differences in industrial practices between Japan and 'the West'. The paper then gives an overview of the Japanese software industry in general terms, leading to a discussion of the use of measurement within it. The Japanese computer manufacturer NEC is included as a case study. The paper ends with a brief description of some relevant work reported at a recent international conference. BACKGROUND In industrial terms Japan is an acknowledged world leader. In particular, thei

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