Accession Number : ADA186961

Title :   Evaluating Software Testing Methods to Reduce Testing Duplication in U.S. Army Communications Equipment Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Burke, John D.

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to compare the software testing procedures at Fort Monmouth NJ by three offices and compare them against an industry baseline developed from current literature on software testing and program management. Program management offices at Fort Monmouth use two Communications- Electronics Command (CECOM) test agencies, the Center for Life Cycle Software Engineering (CLCSE) and the Produce Assurance and Test Directorate (PA&T), to monitor and evaluate software both in terms of life cycle support and acceptance testing. This study had three objectives: (1) Develop an industry standard on software testing based on current literature. (2) Transform this industry standard into an interview questionnaire and conduct personal interviews with personnel in the three offices. (3) Identify similarities and differences between the industry baseline and a composite of the interview results.

Descriptors :   *TEST METHODS, *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ARMY PROCUREMENT, BASE LINES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ELECTRONICS, INTERVIEWING, LIFE CYCLES, MANAGEMENT, QUESTIONNAIRES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPARISON, THESES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE