Issue No. 06 - November/December (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.60601
<p>Eight common misconceptions of software quality are examined and refuted. The concept of cleanroom engineering of software is introduced. Cleanroom engineering achieves intellectual control by applying rigorous, mathematics-based engineering practices, establishes an errors-are-unacceptable attitude and a team responsibility for quality, delegates development and testing responsibilities to separate teams, and certifies the software's mean time to failure through the application of statistical quality-control methods. A typical project is used to explain the concepts and procedures.</p>
statistical quality control; software quality; cleanroom engineering; intellectual control; mathematics-based engineering practices; errors-are-unacceptable; team responsibility; mean time to failure; quality control; software reliability
H. D. Mills and R. H. Cobb, "Engineering Software Under Statistical Quality Control," in IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. , pp. 44-54, 1990.