Software Reviews and Audits Handbook

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9780471514015: Software Reviews and Audits Handbook

A practical guide to quality evaluations for all types of software projects Software Reviews and Audits Handbook Written for persons responsible for software quality programs, as well as those who schedule and perform reviews and audits, Software Reviews and Audits Handbook offers practical guidance on quality assurance and evaluations for all types of software projects. Packed with process definitions, this handbook describes when to use them and includes sample materials illustrating how to use them. It provides detailed discussions of implementation challenges, specific application needs, and establishes sound starting points for improving communications, the quality of delivered products, and the sense of participation and achievement. Features:

  • A program framework for viewing product realization and process improvement projects
  • A definitive management review process for project reviews, addressing concept closure, project definition and funding, product realization, trial readiness, and general market availability
  • Distinct process definitions for popular product reviews (the technical review, software inspection, and walkthrough processes)
  • An audit process for product, process, project, and program evaluations, respective of a variety of application needs
  • Numerous checklists, forms, letters, and reports for developing documents to meet specific needs
Software Reviews and Audits Handbook is the third book in the Wiley Series in Software Engineering Practice.

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Provides you with numerous ways to review and audit your company's products to improve their quality and keep risks to a minimum. It includes the process definitions and materials important to the implementation of a program of reviews and audits, thereby supplementing your own system of checks and balances. With regard to product reviews, it represents a challenge to anyone participating in software development by helping you become more familiar with your clients needs. It incorporates the standard process descriptions for technical reviews, inspections and walkthroughs to provide a sound starting point for improving communications and quality of products delivered, and inspiring a real sense of participation and achievement. Also explains how to check or audit your ongoing operations to assure that your company is producing products in the most efficient ways possible.

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To achieve the goal of affordable excellence in software, a rigorous system of evaluation is instrumental in assuring product and process quality. Reviews have proven themselves as the most cost-effective mechanism for improving quality. Audits ascertain conformance to standards and ensure consistency among products, documented baselines, and the application and execution of processes. Written by the chairman of the effort that produced the ANSI/IEEE standard for Software Reviews and Audits, Software Reviews and Audits Handbook presents specific process definitions for technical reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs, including guidance on when to use them, and sample materials illustrating how to use them. It offers sound starting points for improving communications, the quality of delivered products, and the sense of participation and achievement. Following the guidelines of this book, readers can improve their ability to meet delivery schedules within budget and develop a flexibility that promotes continuous improvement for all types of software.

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