• Quality measurement

    Recap of PROFES 2014 Conference

    by  • January 14, 2015 • Conference, Publication, Quality measurement, Software development, Software engineering, Software Testing & QA, Visualization • 0 Comments

    Last month took place the PROFES 2014 conference, focused on “software engineering techniques, methods, and technologies for product-focused software development and process improvement as well as their practical application in an industrial setting”. The conference consisted of tutorials, a doctoral consortium, and academic presentations. The online conference program now includes slides for all the...

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    What do you understand by SQA?

    by  • December 2, 2014 • Publication, Quality assurance market, Quality measurement, Software quality • 0 Comments

    In the last post, we talked about how users can contribute to SQA processes in FLOSS. That somehow brought up the idea that SQA means different things depending who is doing it. In this post we try to better define the different understandings of SQA. Kitchenham and Pfleeger (1996) characterize software quality as an elusive...

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    Software product quality characteristics

    by  • June 23, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    Quality is a vague concept and it can mean different things to different people. ISO25010 (ISO/IEC 2010) gives one taxonomy for software quality: Figure. ISO/IEC 25010 quality model (ISO/IEC 2010) In this taxonomy the software quality is described through eight quality characteristics, each of which is further divided into two or more sub characteristics....

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    Different viewpoints to software quality

    by  • June 2, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software engineering, Software quality

    Kitchenham, and Pfleeger (1996) characterize software quality as an elusive target and, basically, software quality can be split into product quality and process quality, yet this helps little as numerous quality targets can be found for both. To provide a more holistic understanding of different approaches we summarize here Garvin’s views of product quality...

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    Identifying quality indicators

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Methods, Quality measurement, Software quality

    When planning a new measurement program or introducing new metrics into an organization it is important to consider the different types of indicators and metrics that can be applied in software development. Quality indicators are selected to evaluate the status of a defined quality objective. The quality indicators can be characterized from different viewpoints...

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    The difficulty of software metrics

    by  • May 13, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    In terms of popularity, the use of software metrics is a success. It has, since the late 1960s been widely adopted. While the term “software metrics” these days means anything that has to do with collection measurements (such as manually recording defects or producing numbers that characterize properties of software code), its main impact...

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    Visualizing software development data

    by  • August 6, 2013 • Quality measurement, Software development, Software quality, Visualization

    Kienle and Müller (2007) have identified requirements for software visualization tools by conducting a comprehensive literature survey. Their focus was on tools that visualize the structure of source code and measurements derived from the source code. The identified non-functional requirements are: rendering scalability, information scalability, interoperability, customizability, interactivity, usability, and adoptability. The identified functional...

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    Proposed agile software development measurements

    by  • July 30, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality measurement, Software development, Software quality

    Perhaps the most fundamental agile measurement is the cumulative measure for delivered customer value in terms of Running Tested Features. Ron Jeffries has described the measurement and its implications in a web article (Jeffries 2004). Dubinsky et al. (2005) describe a case study of measurement approach of agile development in the software development unit...

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    Quality measurements in agile software development

    by  • July 24, 2013 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    In the context of agile software process the measurement approaches on varying levels and for varying purposes have been proposed. In this subsection we present the core measurements that are involved in agile software development methods. Measurements in Scrum The SCRUM methodology defines certain measures. Based on The Scrum Guide (Schwaber and Sutherland 2011)...

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    Typically used quality measures in the non-agile context

    by  • July 16, 2013 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    Although the type of quality measurements are highly dependent on the context, the studies of general information needs of software practitioners can still be valuable offering guidance what information is used more often than other information. Buse and Zimmerman (2012) surveyed the information needs of 110 software managers and developers at Microsoft. They found...

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