Software Quality Assurance
From Theory to Implementation
Software quality assurance (SQA) is becoming increasingly important to the software and the electronics industries as software systems become more complex and integrative. This book is designed to serve the three audiences who will be facing the SQA challenge: students at universities and colleges, participants in vocational training courses and software development and maintenance practitioners/professionals.
The book is a product of the author¿s many years of consulting and teaching experience.
. Discussion goes beyond classic custom-made software to include issues of in-house software development, outsourcing, and SQA in small organizations. Comprehensive discussion of practical issues
. Stress is placed throughout on SQA application, operation, organization and control. Comprehensive coverage of SQA topics.
Topics rarely covered in SQA texts are included:
procedures and work instructions, supportive quality devices, costs of software quality and the actors participating in the SQA framework. State-of¿the-art topics.
Automated testing, computerized SQA tools and international standards (e.g., ISO 9000-3) are among the topics covered. Pedagogical support
. Each chapter includes summary frames, case studies, real-life examples and implementation tips, review questions and topics for discussion. On-line instructor¿s guide.
The guide contains lesson planning guidelines, PowerPoint presentations and a test bank.
The book comprehensively covers the ISO 9000-3 requirements. It also provides a substantial portion of the body of knowledge required for the CSQE (Certified Software Quality Engineer) as outlined by the ASQ (American Society for Quality).
Dr Daniel Galin currently serves as Head of Information Systems Studies, the Ruppin Academic Center. In addition to his many papers, Dr Galin has also authored several books on the analysis and design of information systems as well as co-authoring (with Dr Z. Bluvband) a book on software quality assurance in Hebrew. His professional experience includes numerous consulting projects in software quality assurance and information systems design for major Israeli firms. He received his BSc, MSc and DSc from the Faculty of Industrial and Management Engineering of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.