Abstract: Software quality has become the most essential component of software products/ services. All customers insist on good quality standards within the bounds and time and cost. A software product or a service which is of a lower quality than stipulated standard by the customer will not be accepted. This will result in litigation, penal deduction and rework at the cost of development agency. It is, therefore, essential that the quality for of software product be built in at every stage of Software Development Life Cycle. Software quality book by A.C .Gilles explains the theory and management of software quality in very simple language, which is easily understandable both by the customer and the developer.
The book is organized into three parts, which covers features like quality concept and its application, use of software quality assurance and importance of quality standards. The case study discussed in this book is very suitable for future of software quality. This case studies shows, the way to fill the gap between software engineering and software management.
Part-I of the book explains theory of software quality with example of hierarchical model and measuring of software quality.
Part-II of the book relates to methodology to be adopted for various quality management systems, quality standards and quality cost.
Part-III of the book covers various aspects of quality beyond software quality and it also highlights the effectiveness of software products.
This book is considered a very good introduction of software quality for various software professionals since development of high quality software is a paramount importance throughout the software industry in the emerging business scenario.