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,
Corporate Author : BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA
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
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE