Software Quality Networking for Professionals

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Marriott, Philip C.; McCorkhill, Barbara S.; Lamb, Rebecca A.   (1990, ASQC)   CTA Incorporated, Dayton, OH; Reynolds & Reynolds Company, Dayton, OH; Mead Data Central, Dayton, OH

Annual Quality Congress, San Francisco, CA    Vol. 44    No. 0
QICID: 9502    May 1990    pp. 511-517
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Article Abstract

A need exists within the software community to effectively use tools and techniques to improve the quality of software and to measure the processes used in software development. One approach to facilitate this need is to build a network of software practitioners and quality professionals to exchange ideas.

This paper describes the benefits of networking and how these benefits can be more easily achieved when professionals participate in a software quality network. A committee was established by the ASQC Dayton Section to create a network within the community for discussion of issues relating to software systems quality. A case study is used to provide insight into planning the committee's activities, interactions between members and benefits achieved. Some of the methods used to foster the networking concept among area professionals are also described. This paper includes a six step process for starting a software quality committee to promote networking among software practitioners and quality professionals in other communities.

Keywords

Software quality,Case study


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