Accession Number : ADA137956

Title :   Software Quality Measurement for Distributed Systems. Volume 2. Guidebook for Software Quality Measurement.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 80-Mar 83,


Personal Author(s) : Bowen,T P ; Post,J V ; Tsai,J ; Presson,P E ; Schmidt,R L

PDF Url : ADA137956

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 274

Abstract : Software metrics (or measurements) which are used to indicate and predict levels of software quality were extended from previous research to include considerations for distributed computing systems. Aspects of the products of software life-cycle activities which could affect the quality levels of software, and metrics to measure them, were identified. Two new quality factors, survivability and expendability, were validated. A Guidebook for Software Quality Measurement was produced to aid in setting quality goals, applying metric measurements, and making quality level assessments. New metrics for interoperability and reusability were also included in the guidebook. This volume describes the application of quality metrics to distributed systems and provides guidance for AF acquisition managers. The guidebook provides guidance for specifying and measuring the desired level of quality in a software product.

Descriptors :   *Computer program reliability, *Quality assurance, *Instruction manuals, Management, Distributed data processing, Specifications, Life cycles, Metric system, Quality control, Requirements, Validation, Survivability, Expansion, Air Force procurement

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE