Introduction to Software Quality by Gerard O'ReganIntroduction to Software Quality by Gerard O'Regan

Introduction to Software Quality

byGerard O'Regan

Paperback | June 6, 2014

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In order to maintain strong levels customer satisfaction and loyalty, software developers face considerable pressure to meet expectations for high-quality software products that are consistently delivered on time.

Introduction to Software Quality describes the approaches used by software engineers to build quality into their software. The fundamental principles of software quality management and software process im­provement are discussed in detail, with a particular focus on the capability maturity model integration (CMMI) framework.

Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; covers both theory and practice, in addition to providing guidance on applying the theory in an industrial environment; examines all aspects of the software development process, including project planning and tracking, software lifecycles, software inspections and testing, configuration management, and software quality assurance; provides detailed coverage of software metrics and problem solving; describes SCAMPI appraisals and how they form part of the continuous improvement cycle; presents an introduction to formal methods and the Z specification language, which are important in the safety critical field; discusses UML, which is used to describe the architecture of the system; reviews the history of the field of software quality, highlighting the pioneers who made key contributions to this area.

This clearly written and easy-to-follow textbook will be invaluable to students of computer science who wish to learn how to build high-quality and reliable software on time and on budget. Software engineers, quality professionals and software managers in industry will also find the book to be a useful tool for self-study.

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as Giants of Computing, Mathematics in Computing, A Brief History o...
Title:Introduction to Software QualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pagesPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319061054

ISBN - 13:9783319061054

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Table of Contents


Software Engineering

Project Management

Requirements, Design and Development

Configuration Management

Software Inspections

Software Testing

Supplier Selection and Management

Software Quality Assurance

Software Metrics

ISO 9000

Software Process Improvement

Capability Maturity Model Integration

Setting up a CMMI Initiative

SCAMPI Appraisals

Software Engineering Tools

Formal Methods

Z Formal Specification Language

Unified Modelling Language


Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This book is true to its title: a comprehensive introduction to software quality aimed primarily at undergraduate students. . the breadth and the appropriateness of the topics covered make this book a welcome addition both to a university library bookshelf and to personal libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners." (L. Benedicenti, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)"If you are looking for a good, compact overview of software quality, this book is for you. . The book covers many research areas and tools in 20 chapters over 350 densely packed pages. . this is a good reference book for students and practitioners in software research, development, and installation management." (Birol Aygün, Computing Reviews, September, 2014)