Software quality evaluation plan to support the system life cycle
Software Quality Evaluation supporting a system development life cycle must be based on standards and controls. Evaluation criteria and standards are established by noted professional organizations (e.g., the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the Department of Defense. Although the need for quality evaluation for software system development is generally recognized, there is a clear need for procedures that can be easily implemented. The purpose of the thesis is to: explore the relationships of quality evaluation concepts to the software development life cycle; provide a basis for a quality evaluation plan; and provide specific procedures and tools (i.e., checklists) for implementing a quality evaluation plan. The conclusion indicates when the quality procedures and checklists developed for the thesis are utilized throughout a system life cycle, software efficiencies will be maximized and development costs minimized. It recommends that further research on plans and procedures be undertaken.Chairman: Robert Paul Boynton.