Accession Number : ADA267129


Title :   Software Reliability Management through Metrics


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Burton, Douglas R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267129.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : As systems become increasingly software dependent, their reliability will accordingly depend more so on the reliability of their resident software. Just as techniques and processes were developed and improved to ensure hardware reliability, so must techniques evolve to ensure software reliability. Two questions are addressed by this thesis. First, how do we measure software reliability throughout a project's lifecycle? Second, is there a tool which will provide effective insight into the test-now-or-later problem? The solution to our first question is a U.S. Army software procurement methodology which is briefly outlined as the overall framework for software procurement in this thesis. A software fault analysis tool is developed and programmed. Some results from this algorithm are provided and their potential resource saving impact explored. Program managers of software-intensive projects would be well advised to use the Army's methodology and this fault analysis tool to potentially save critically short procurement resources.... Software Reliability, Software Metrics, Reliability


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , *METRIC SYSTEM , TEST AND EVALUATION , ALGORITHMS , MEASUREMENT , METHODOLOGY , IMPACT , FAULTS , TOOLS , THESES , PROCUREMENT , RESOURCES , LIFE CYCLES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE