Software Quality Assurance: A Guide for Developers and Auditors, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Software Quality Assurance

A Guide for Developers and Auditors, 1st Edition

By Howard T. Garst Smith

CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9781574910490
pub: 1997-06-30
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Of all the audit functions faced by QA, software auditing is probably the most difficult because of the need to know and understand the intricacies of the processes being audited. In addition, auditors must be familiar with and understand the implications of the international and national standards and know how to proceed when deficiencies are revealed. Howard Garston Smith is Software Quality Assurance Auditor for Pfizer, UK, and brings twenty years of expertise in software development and auditing to this incredibly detailed manual. He provides the "what to" and the "how to" of software QA auditing in a clear and practical style that guarantees effective software quality audits.

Table of Contents

The Software Development Process

Audit Approaches

Company Organization & Project Management

Products & Their Support

Quality Assurance & Configuration Management

Human Resources

Software: Requirements & Design

Programming Standards

Software Testing


Change Control & Archival Policies

Managing the Developmental Environment

The Virus Menace

Assessment & Reporting

Future Trends



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology