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Frontiers of Information Technology (2012)
Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan
Dec. 17, 2012 to Dec. 19, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-4946-8
pp: 254-256
ABSTRACT
A constant focus on improving the quality of software lies at the heart of better customer satisfaction, increased market share, and higher profit margins. This paper presents the results of a case study designed to analyze the impact on software quality of the adoption of Scrum -- an agile software development process -- by a Pakistani software house that was not using any particular process earlier. Pre- and post-process adoption data on the severity of errors and defects and the ratio of passed to failed test cases is gathered and analyzed for four web-based financial applications developed by the software house. The results of the quantitative analysis clearly indicate that the adoption of an agile process improved the quality of the software produced by the software house by reducing the percentage of serious errors and defects and by increasing the ratio of passed to failed test cases.
INDEX TERMS
software quality, agile processes, case study, defect severity, Scrum
CITATION
Reham Tufail, Ali Afzal Malik, "A Case Study Analyzing the Impact of Software Process Adoption on Software Quality", Frontiers of Information Technology, vol. 00, no. , pp. 254-256, 2012, doi:10.1109/FIT.2012.52
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