Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Software Quality Assurance Tools
In 1993, Raytheon Missile Systems Company’s (RMSC’s) Software Quality Assurance group developed an application which uniformly reports the software quality metrics across multiple programs. This data collection and reporting application standardizes the metrics of project and process data, while reducing the report preparation time. Criteria developed for this application was derived from ISO and Capabilities Maturity Model metric elements. RMSC uses a database to identify defects, defect types, projects, and organizations as well as associated Software Quality Assurance manpower and funding projections. These activity-based projections enable users to centrally collect and report common metrics.
The Software Quality Assurance tools offer consistent, prompt access and storage of software quality assurance metrics, and provide reports to customers and project/management personnel. Defect data permits users to tailor their quality assurance efforts for best results. Compliance data is available for projects, organizations, and activity metrics. Problem areas, risks, and corrective actions can also be derived from database information. By using this application, RMSC expects to make its Software Quality Assurance functions more proactive and process-focused.
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