WIT Press


Managing Software Quality Through Incremental Development And Certification

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940142

Volume

9

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,563 kb

Author(s)

C. Wohlin

Abstract

Managing software quality through incremental development and certification C. Wohlin Department of Communication Systems, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University, Box 118, ABSTRACT A major problem in software development is the contradiction between on- time delivery and reliability of the software. Improvements are needed to sup- port on-time delivery without sacrificing the reliability requirement. Incremental development and certification will allow for a better combina- tion of on-time delivery and reliability fulfilment. A method proposing an opti- mum order of development and certification of increments is presented. The method is based on mapping the requirements into increments, where the map- ping must be made so that an optimum order can be determined. The order of increments will be based on risk and usage of the increments. It is shown that the proposed method is superior to the waterfall approach and to a random development and certification order of the increm

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