Accession Number : ADA291137

Title :   Software Estimation Program (SWEEP).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY CONSORTIUM HERNDON VA

PDF Url : ADA291137

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Software Error Estimate Program (SWEEP) aids you in the management and prediction of errors and defects in software intensive systems. It will support you in establishing goals for error detection during software development and can help to track progress against those goals. You can also use SWEEP to monitor and help control the quality of software products by predicting the number of defects remaining in your software system, or latent error content. You use the latent error content to estimate the amount of testing and repair effort needed to reach different quality levels and to understand the quality of a delivered product. SWEEP can also help you project software outages due to software related defects in software intensive systems. SWEEP supports a variety of different organizational approaches to monitoring defects during software development. Organizations that measure and track defects during the software implementation phase can iterate through development and test intervals, suing SWEEP to predict the latent error content. Organizations that measure and track in one phase based upon the data collected in previous phases. SWEEP can also assist you in the planning of software projects. You enter the number of defects (per code unit) and the estimated latent error content to derive a profile pattern for error discovery that will project the number of remaining errors on a phase-by-phase basis. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, *ERROR DETECTION CODES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, USER MANUALS, REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, PREDICTIONS, MONITORING, ESTIMATES, PROFILES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, COMPUTER FILES, LIFE CYCLE TESTING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE