Using guidelines to improve quality in software nonfunctional attributes

Hneif, M. and Lee, S.P. (2011) Using guidelines to improve quality in software nonfunctional attributes. IEEE Software, 28 (6). pp. 72-77. ISSN 0740-7459,

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Software development aims to produce software systems that satisfy two requirement categories: functional and quality. One aspect of software quality is nonfunctional attributes (NFAs), such as security, performance, and availability. Software engineers can meet NFA requirements by applying suitable guidelines during software development. However, this process is complicated by the different effects of different guidelines on NFA quality and the relationships among the guidelines themselves. Thus, finding a suitable set of guidelines is not straightforward. This article introduces a step-by-step approach that gives software engineers a suitable guideline set to apply to improve NFA quality during the software development life cycle. The approach manages the effects different guidelines have on both the attributes and the relationships among the guidelines.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 1 Hneif, Malik Lee, Sai Peck
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software quality; Step by step method; Software development;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 02:47
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 03:54

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