WIT Press


Using Quality Principles To Teach Software Quality Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940551

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

760 kb

Author(s)

C.S. Johnson & D.N. Wilson

Abstract

This paper describes a methodology used to teach the concepts of software walkthroughs to students in an undergraduate computing science and information systems degree. The methodology resulted from the introduction of a practical component to enhance the theoretical base of the subject Software Quality Assurance. An additional and equal objective was for students to embrace one of the main concepts of quality, i.e. "right first time". The main teaching goal was to change the students' previously held concepts of programming to one of "zero defects" using the techniques of Software Quality. The aim was for students to accept the concept of quality as a personal ideal, rather than an imposed standard. This notion of a personal ideal is the real challenge for any organisation adopting a quality approach regardless of

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