WIT Press


Software Quality Assurance In Australia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930651

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,204 kb

Author(s)

D. Wilson

Abstract

Software quality assurance in Australia D. Wilson School of Computing Sciences, University of Technology, /, fO Boz ABSTRACT This paper will trace the history of the software quality assurance (SQA) movement in Australia from its inception in the early Eighties. In particular, the development of Australian standard AS3563 Software Quality Management System and the implementation of 'quality' purchasing policies by several State Governments and the Federal Government will be covered. AS3563 will then be described. Finally, the results of a recent management survey in Sydney will be presented to show that software quality standards and policies can raise awareness but do not ensure successful implementation of software quality programmes. The paper concludes that senior management commitment to SQA is the key to successfully implementing software quality programmes. INTRODUCTION Quality is a major issue for government and industry in Australia and around the w

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