This thoroughly revised fourth edition of the popular book, Handbook of Software Quality Assurance, brings together the latest SQA (software quality assurance) methods, recognizing the importance of CMMI and the ISO 900-3 standard. This unique book offers you a wide spectrum of experiences and issues presented in papers from leading experts in SQA, DQA (development quality assurance), and software development and management. The fourth edition is a significant update to past editions, bringing you the very latest on current best practices in the field. You learn the role of SQA/DQA with regard to ISO 9001-2000 requirements and the criteria from the Software Engineering Institute for the various levels of CMMI. You also find an updated discussion on the American Society for Quality (ASQ) SQA certification program, covering the benefits of becoming an ASQ certified software quality engineer.
About the AuthorG. GORDON SCHULMEYER, C.D.P., is president of PYXIS Systems International, Inc., focusing on software process and quality improvement. He was manager of software engineering and previously software quality engineering at Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group. He is the author of Zero Defect Software, Total Quality Management for Software, Computer Concepts for Managers, and the soon to be published Software Verification and Validation. He has published and lectured extensively on software quality, and he won the 1992 Shingo Prize for his work in the field.
JAMES I. MCMANUS is an Engineer in the Quality department at Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems Division. Jim is currently QA Manager for one of the Air Defense programs at ESSD. He has been QA Manager of ASW and Commercial Communications programs, has worked special teams to audit and support ISO Standards and SEI level 3 and level 4 compliance, and is an active member of a new Requirements Management team to promote a common requirements database (SLATE).
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