Issue No. 01 - January/February (2006 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2006.33
Forrest Shull , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland
Carolyn Seaman , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland
Marvin Zelkowitz , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland
On 16 May 2005, the worldwide software engineering community honored Victor R. Basili of the University of Maryland and Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland, for his achievements in empirical software engineering. The authors take a look at Basili's contributions, which cover three broad areas: research in the 1970s and early 1980s on software measurement and the Goal Question Metric (GQM) model, research in the 1980s and 1990s on these measurement ideas' maturation into a software engineering model of empirical studies--including the development of the Quality Improvement Paradigm (QIP) and the influence of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Software Engineering Laboratory—and research since 1990 in the Experience Factory as a model for creating learning organizations for continuous software process improvement.
software quality, Victor Basili, Quality Improvement Paradigm, Software Engineering Laboratory, Goal Question Metric
M. Zelkowitz, C. Seaman and F. Shull, "Victor R. Basili's Contributions to Software Quality," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 16-18, 2006.