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Title: An analysis of software quality management at AWE plc.
Authors: Elliott, Michael J.
Dawson, Ray
Edwards, Janet
Keywords: ISO900:2001
Audit
Implementation
Culture
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Springer Netherlands
Citation: ELLIOTT, M., DAWSON, R. and EDWARDS, J., 2007. Software quality journal, 15 (4), pp. 347-363 (DOI: 10.1007/s11219-007-9027-2)
Abstract: A detailed question set is required to test and measure the true extent that a software quality management system is adopted and implemented across a large company like AWE plc. The analysis of the gathered data reveals specific topics of weakness that can also reflect the cultural acceptance or resistance that management groups have towards the adoption of quality systems. Having identified detailed problems and barriers, effective strategies and programmes can be deployed to improve the level of implementation and, therefore, the effectiveness of a software quality management system. This paper presents the question set used and the subsequent results obtained from the implementation assessment for 55 software systems at AWE plc. The data is collated into management groups and the associated cultures discussed. The topics of weakness are highlighted together with the very specific actions that are least undertaken. A range of improvement actions is also presented.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Software quality journal [© Springer Netherlands] and is also available at: www.springerlink.com
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3119
ISSN: 1573-1367
0963-9314
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