Evaluating the effectiveness of reliability-assurance techniques

James Collofello, Scott N. Woodfield

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In the software-development life cycle, various reliability assurance techniques are routinely performed in an attempt to reduce the number of errors in a software product. These reliability-assurance techniques commonly consist of a variety of technical reviews and several levels of testing. Although the utilization of these techniques is growing, there is a lack of quantitative data on their effectiveness. This paper describes two metrics, error-detection efficiency and cost effectiveness, which were used to evaluate the reliability-assurance techniques employed in a large software project. The results of the study are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Systems and Software
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

Fingerprint

Error detection
Cost effectiveness
Life cycle
Software engineering
Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Evaluating the effectiveness of reliability-assurance techniques. / Collofello, James; Woodfield, Scott N.

In: The Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1989, p. 191-195.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{bc2b412485d547b0a4fc36df74bd6e43,
title = "Evaluating the effectiveness of reliability-assurance techniques",
abstract = "In the software-development life cycle, various reliability assurance techniques are routinely performed in an attempt to reduce the number of errors in a software product. These reliability-assurance techniques commonly consist of a variety of technical reviews and several levels of testing. Although the utilization of these techniques is growing, there is a lack of quantitative data on their effectiveness. This paper describes two metrics, error-detection efficiency and cost effectiveness, which were used to evaluate the reliability-assurance techniques employed in a large software project. The results of the study are also presented.",
author = "James Collofello and Woodfield, {Scott N.}",
year = "1989",
doi = "10.1016/0164-1212(89)90039-3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "9",
pages = "191--195",
journal = "Journal of Systems and Software",
issn = "0164-1212",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluating the effectiveness of reliability-assurance techniques

AU - Collofello, James

AU - Woodfield, Scott N.

PY - 1989

Y1 - 1989

N2 - In the software-development life cycle, various reliability assurance techniques are routinely performed in an attempt to reduce the number of errors in a software product. These reliability-assurance techniques commonly consist of a variety of technical reviews and several levels of testing. Although the utilization of these techniques is growing, there is a lack of quantitative data on their effectiveness. This paper describes two metrics, error-detection efficiency and cost effectiveness, which were used to evaluate the reliability-assurance techniques employed in a large software project. The results of the study are also presented.

AB - In the software-development life cycle, various reliability assurance techniques are routinely performed in an attempt to reduce the number of errors in a software product. These reliability-assurance techniques commonly consist of a variety of technical reviews and several levels of testing. Although the utilization of these techniques is growing, there is a lack of quantitative data on their effectiveness. This paper describes two metrics, error-detection efficiency and cost effectiveness, which were used to evaluate the reliability-assurance techniques employed in a large software project. The results of the study are also presented.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024631434&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0024631434&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0164-1212(89)90039-3

DO - 10.1016/0164-1212(89)90039-3

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0024631434

VL - 9

SP - 191

EP - 195

JO - Journal of Systems and Software

JF - Journal of Systems and Software

SN - 0164-1212

IS - 3

ER -