A Simulation Model of Software Quality Assurance in the Software Lifecycle

Hiroto Nakahara, Akito Monden, Zeynep Yucel

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Abstract

Software quality assurance (SQA) is a series of activities within the software development lifecycle that repetitively verify or test the software deliverables to ensure their quality. In this paper, we propose a simulation model of SQA to quantitatively demonstrate the positive effect of adding quality assurance (QA) effort especially in early phases of software development. The proposed model can represent the relationship among the number of bugs in each phase, the amount of QA effort, the expected number of detectable bugs and the amount of bug fixing effort. The model can simulate the different QA strategies in a given software development context; thus, it is useful to identify the best or better strategies to improve software quality with smaller QA and bug fixing effort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 22nd IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2021-Fall
EditorsHer-Terng Yau, Roland Stenzel, Mei-Ling Shyu, Hsiung-Cheng Lin
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages236-241
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665404037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event22nd IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2021-Fall - Virtual, Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 24 2021Nov 26 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 22nd IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2021-Fall

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2021-Fall
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityVirtual, Taichung
Period11/24/2111/26/21

Keywords

  • software inspection
  • software quality assurance
  • software review
  • software testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management

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