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"This is the single best book on software quality engineering and metrics that I've encountered."
--Capers Jones, from the Foreword
Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, Second Edition , is the definitive book on this essential topic of software development. Comprehensive in scope with extensive industry examples, it shows how to measure software quality and use measurements to improve the software development process. Four major categories of quality metrics and models are addressed: quality management, software reliability and projection, complexity, and customer view. In addition, the book discusses the fundamentals of measurement theory, specific quality metrics and tools, and methods for applying metrics to the software development process.
New chapters bring coverage of critical topics, including:
In addition to the excellent balance of theory, techniques, and examples, this book is highly instructive and practical, covering one of the most important topics in software development--quality engineering.
Stephen H. Kan is Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and a technical manager in programming for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. As process manager of the quality management process in product development for IBM's eServer iSeries software development, his responsibilities include quality goal setting, supplier quality requirements, quality plans, in-process metrics, field quality status, and quality and project assessments. Dr. Kan has been a faculty member of the Master of Science in Software Engineering program at the University of Minnesota since 1998. He is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Quality Engineer, a Reliability Engineer, and a Quality Manager, and by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.
THE TEXT IS WELL WRITTEN AND EXPLAINS THINGS TO A GREAT EXTENT... I DO NOT KNOW HOW PRACTICAL IT IS IN APPLICATIONS THOUGH.... GIVES A GOOD OVERVIEW OF THE TOPICPublished 9 months ago by P. Plunkett
I only wish I could get the PDF so I could search it on demand. Lots of great material, models, and other information helpful to the IT quality professional.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Metrics and Models gives a brief summary on some major software development methodologies, as well as process standards. Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by talkaboutquality
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I bought this book because it covers Quality Models as well. That was very helpful for me to understand Quality Modeling.Published on March 7, 2003 by Dmitry Vostokov