Volume 19 • Issue 1
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Editorial Symposium *Open Access*
By SQP Associate Editors and Editorial Review Board
Board members to share their thoughts about some “big picture” topics that are shaping the software quality profession. Such issues should be reflected in the material presented in this journal.
Independent Quality Assurance in Major IT Projects of Large Enterprises
By Alex Pettit, Ying Ki Kwong, and Patricia McQuaid
The state of Oregon has been using the professional services of independent contractors in quality and risk assessment for years. This paper discusses Oregon’s use of Independent QA contractors and implications for large enterprises managing major IT projects or IT-enabled change initiatives.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROCESSES
Agile Software Development *Open Access*
By Gerry Coleman
This article is an edited excerpt from Agile Testing Foundations: An ISTQB Foundation Level Agile Tester Guide edited by Rex Black to be published in May 2017. It references the International Software Testing Qualifications Board syllabus for certifying Agile Testers.
SOFTWARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT
A Multilevel Quantitative Analysis of Distribution of Defects in Open Source Software
By Arvinder Kaur and Vidhi Vig
The Pareto principle is studied and applied in many fields of management and research, and it is widely used to study the distribution of defects in software systems as well. However, there is no study that analyzes defect distribution from the very first release until the end for open source software (OSS). This study provides a multilevel quantitative analysis of distribution of defects in OSS.