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dc.contributor.authorGlass, Robert L
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T12:30:48Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T12:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-08-06T07:22:28Z
dc.identifier.issn0740-7459
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MS.2009.126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31447
dc.description.abstractSoftware standards. Now there's a subject that brooks no "loyal opposition," right? Standards are material provided by some software god, biblically significant, subject to no doubt? In recent years I've come to question all that.In 2006, my colleague Johann Rost wrote a guest Loyal Opposition column on the standard for requirements documents. He explained that at the conceptual level he understood the standard quite well, but at the implementation level he found it impossible to follow. I offered him sympathy, hosted his column here, and sort of forgot about it. Time passed. Another colleague, Barbara Kitchenham, was beginning to struggle with certain software standards. One standard gave "inappropriate advice for measuring software engineering processes." Another standard was "not suitable for measuring the design quality of a software product." Echoing Johann's concerns, Barbara commented that "experienced designers will be able to construct a number of different interpretations of the standard, implying that [it] is not a standard at all." Barbara pointed me at yet another critic of software standards, Magne Jorgensen. He noted that one standard for software quality "requires quality measurement and at the same time admits that there are no (universally) accepted quality measures".
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom103
dc.relation.ispartofpageto104
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIEEE Software
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComputer Software not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComputer Software
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchElectrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0803
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0906
dc.titleDoubt and software standards
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technology
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gro.griffith.authorGlass, Robert L.


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