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Title: Management and Software Quality Assurance

Abstract

The Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee (SQAS) was established in 1988 by the DOE Quality Managers to address Software Quality Assurance (SQA) issues common to the sites within the Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC). The SQAS is comprised of a primary and an alternate representative from each of the 11 NWC sites and DOE/Albuquerque. The Quality Managers have assigned one of their group to act as a liaison to the SQAS. Issues are addressed through work items, which are assigned by the Quality Managers or are proposed by the SQAS and approved by the Quality Managers. One of the long-term work items of the SQAS is to Recommend Strategies to Achieve Quality Software. One of the challenges that arises in this work item is establishing the role that management is to play in SQA activities. Software Engineering (SE) is a new technology and many managers are unfamiliar with the terminology, the applicability, and the benefits. Management has a variety of responsibilities where SQA and SE can be applied to increase the effectiveness of both management and the software developers. This paper supports the position that management plays an integral role in making SQA activities and SE an effective part of their organizationmore » and it addresses what management's commitment should be and what the pay-off is of making such a commitment. This paper attempts to identify the role that management should play in the development of quality software.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5632651
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-106330; CONF-9104217-8
ON: DE91014133
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC) quality manager's Software Quality Assurance (SQA) subcommittee meeting, Kansas City, MO (USA), 16 Apr 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; MANAGEMENT; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers; 990100 - Management

Citation Formats

Campbell, B. Management and Software Quality Assurance. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Campbell, B. Management and Software Quality Assurance. United States.
Campbell, B. 1990. "Management and Software Quality Assurance". United States.
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