Mastering Software Quality Assurance

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Best Practices, Tools and Techniques for Software Developers
By Murali Chemuturi
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 376 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-032-7
September 2010

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This comprehensive reference on software development quality assurance addresses all four dimensions of quality: specifications, design, construction and conformance. It focuses on quality from both the micro and macro viewpoint. From a micro view, it details the aspect of building-in quality at the component level to help ensure that the overall deliverable has ingrained quality. From a macro view, it addresses the organizational-level activities that provide an environment conducive to fostering quality in the deliverables as well as developing a culture focused on quality in the organization. Mastering Software Quality Assurance also explores a process driven approach to quality and provides the information and guidance needed for implementing a process quality model in your organization. It includes best practices and valuable tools and techniques for software developers.

Key Features

  • Covers every aspect of software quality assurance, quality control, and the measurement of software quality, and includes best practices, valuable tools and techniques for software developers
  • Tackles the quality of specifications, design, construction and conformance as applicable to software development organizations from both the micro and macro view
  • Offers unique insights into achieving quality at the component level and explores process quality from the standpoint of implementation rather than from the appraiser/assessor point of view
  • Provides a strategic view of the ISO and CMMI models and describes necessary steps for attaining conformance to those models
  • WAV offers a comprehensive tool for assistance in software testing (TestPal), a tool for increasing personal effectiveness (PET), and templates illustrated within the text that are adaptable to your own needs — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Murali Chemuturi is an information technology and software development subject matter expert, hands-on programmer, author, consultant and trainer. He has more than 25 years of information technology and software development experience and several years of academic experience teaching a variety of computer & IT courses. In 2001, he formed his own IT consulting, training and software development firm known as Chemuturi Consultants. Mr. Chemuturi’s undergraduate degrees and diplomas are in Electrical and Industrial Engineering and he holds an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Methods & Programming. He is a published author in professional journals, a member of IEEE, a senior member of the Computer Society of India and a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering. His first book, Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques is fast becoming a best seller.

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“Finally, a solid book dedicated to quality within software development. It should be mandatory reading for any software project manager. Every aspect of quality assurance and quality control is covered with topics dedicated to helping an organization succeed in its quality program implementation. The descriptions and benefits of the most valuable activities of software development are detailed and precise. Mastering Software Quality Assurance is a desk reference that experts and amateurs will refer to everyday.”

Paul Laberge, Continuous Improvement Analyst, Wolters Kluwer

“Outstanding! Read this book carefully since a few minutes of consideration may save you or your company millions of dollars and years of struggle in achieving business value from your software development initiatives.”

Robert C. Anderson, Director, Process Development & Quality Assurance, Computer Aid, Inc.