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Software Engineering Quality Practices

1st Edition

By Ronald Kirk Kandt

Auerbach Publications

280 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Learn how to attract and keep successful software professionals

Software Engineering Quality Practices describes how software engineers and the managers that supervise them can develop quality software in an effective, efficient, and professional manner. This volume conveys practical advice quickly and clearly while avoiding the dogma that surrounds the software profession. It concentrates on what the real requirements of a system are, what constitutes an appropriate solution, and how you can ensure that the realized solution fulfills the desired qualities of relevant stakeholders. The book also discusses how successful organizations attract and keep people who are capable of building high-quality systems.

The author succinctly describes the nature and fundamental principles of design and incorporates them into an architectural framework, enabling you to apply the framework to the development of quality software for most applications. The text also analyzes engineering requirements, identifies poor requirements, and demonstrates how bad requirements can be transformed via several important quality practices.

Table of Contents



Quality Drivers

Common Approaches to Developing Quality Software

An Integrated Approach for Developing Quality Software

Organizational Change Management

Practices to be Followed by Management Personnel

Practices to be Followed by Software Engineering Process


A Procedure for Making Change Happen

Personnel Management

Practices for Staffing an Organization

Practices for Developing Individual Skills

Practices for Rewarding Performance

Practices for Providing a Suitable Workplace

A Procedure for Hiring and Keeping Good People

Project Management

Practices for Planning a Project

Practices for Managing a Project

A Procedure for Planning a Project

Configuration Management

Practices for Managing Versions of Software Artifacts

Practices for Controlling Changes to Software Artifacts

Practices for Building Software Systems

Practices for Releasing Software Systems

Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Software


A Procedure for Creating a Configuration Management


A Baseline Procedure for Managing Software


Requirements Engineering

Practices for Eliciting Requirements

Practices for Analyzing the Problem Domain and

Application Needs

Practices for Specifying Requirements

Practices for Validating Requirements

Practices for Managing the Definition of Requirements

A Procedure for Engineering Requirements


Fundamental Principles of Design

Practices for Designing Architectures

Practices for Adding Detailed Design Information

Practices Affecting the Design Process

A Unified Framework for System Architectures

A Procedure for Designing Software


Practices for General-Purpose Programming




A Procedure for Planning the Verification Procedure

A Baseline Procedure for Verifying Software Systems

Remaining Quality Practices and Issues

Practices for Writing Useful User Documentation


Defect Estimation Techniques

Competing Approaches

Extreme Programming

The Rational Unified Process

Cleanroom Software Engineering

Capability Maturity Model - Integrated


Comparison to Competing Approaches

Early Thoughts of the Software Pioneers

My Final Thoughts

About the Series

Applied Software Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General