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Fault Removal
Fault Removal

The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is nowhere more true than in fault removal. Isolating a fault once it is incorporated into a delivered system is from 10 to 100 times more costly than preventing it in the first place. It has been the authors

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Fault Prevention
Fault Prevention

Fault prevention includes iterative refinement of the system requirements and engineering software specifications with modeling, verifiable design techniques, and best-of-breed coding practices. Prevention occurs during the product development phases of a project where the

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Fault Forecasting
Fault Forecasting

Fault forecasting is the predictive approach to software reliability engineering. Forecasting is a front-end product development life cycle exercise. It is done during system exploration and requirements definition. Mature development organizations use fault forecasting as part of

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Reliability
Reliability

Software reliability has been listed as a key quality measure for as long as software engineering has been defined. Figure 1 represents the quality factor topology as presented by McCall, Richards, and Walters in their 1977 work. These factors are discussed in this blog. Particular

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SWEBOK and Quality Software Project Management
SWEBOK and Quality Software Project Management

The final mapping that is required to establish software engineering in the project management arena is the SWEBOK which may be seen in Tables 1 through 4.

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SWEBOK and the 34 Software Project Management Competencies
SWEBOK and the 34 Software Project Management Competencies

The SWEBOK is focused on the body of knowledge particularly for software engineering. The 34 competencies for the software project management certification program emphasize the management of software development projects. As can be seen from the six segments

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SWEBOK and the SEI CMM
SWEBOK and the SEI CMM

Other sections in this blog refer to the SEI CMM, particularly with regard to the way that model supports the blog topic - life cycles, peer reviews, metrics, etc. The CMM is divided into five maturity levels. They are well-defined evolutionary plateaus aimed toward achieving a

Tags software process, life cycle, maturity level, key process area

Software Engineering Body of Knowledge
Software Engineering Body of Knowledge

The software engineering body of knowledge is an all-inclusive term that explains the sum of knowledge within the profession of software engineering. Since it is n not possible to put the full body of knowledge of even an emerging discipline, such as software engineering, into a

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Software, Engineering, and Software Engineering
Software, Engineering, and Software Engineering

To define a software we need some historical context. The term software engineering (see Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3) was not coined until 1968, 18 years after the mid-point of the twentieth century, and one year before a human walked on the moon.

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Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Software Engineering

Software engineering is not computer science nor is it merely rendering an idea into an abstract computer programming language. First coined in 1968, software development is the youngest recognized branch of engineering: "The phrase 'software engineering' was deliberately

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