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Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software

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An Integrated Technology for Delivering Better Software—Cheaper and Faster!

This book presents an integrated technology, Design for Trustworthy Software (DFTS), to address software quality issues upstream such that the goal of software quality becomes that of preventing bugs in implementation rather than finding and eliminating them during and after implementation. The thrust of the technology is that major quality deployments take place before a single line of code is written!

This customer-oriented integrated technology can help deliver breakthrough results in cost, quality, and delivery schedule thus meeting and exceeding customer expectations. The authors describe the principles behind the technology as well as their applications to actual software design problems. They present illustrative case studies covering various aspects of DFTS technology including CoSQ, AHP, TRIZ, FMEA, QFD, and Taguchi Methods and provide ample questions and exercises to test the readers understanding of the material in addition to detailed examples of the applications of the technology.

The book can be used to impart organization-wide learning including training for DFTS Black Belts and Master Black Belts. It helps you gain rapid mastery, so you can deploy DFTS Technology quickly and successfully.

Learn how to

•    Plan, build, maintain, and improve your trustworthy software development system

•    Adapt best practices of quality, leadership, learning, and management for the unique software development milieu

•    Listen to the customer’s voice, then guide user expectations to realizable, reliable software products

•    Refocus on customer-centered issues such as reliability, dependability, availability, and upgradeability

•    Encourage greater design creativity and innovation

•    Validate, verify, test, evaluate, integrate, and maintain software for trustworthiness

•    Analyze the financial impact of software quality

•    Prepare your leadership and infrastructure for DFTS

Design for Trustworthy Software will help you improve quality whether you develop in-house, outsource, consult, or provide support. It offers breakthrough solutions for the entire spectrum of software and quality professionals—from developers to project leaders, chief software architects to customers.

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world's leading authority on quality which provides a community that advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. The Crosby Medal is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

Bijay K. Jayaswal, CEO of Agilenty Consulting Group, has held senior executive positions and consulted on quality and strategy for 25 years. His expertise includes value engineering, process improvement, and product development. He has directed MBA and Advanced Management programs, and helped to introduce enterprise-wide reengineering and Six Sigma initiatives.

Dr. Peter C. Patton, Chairman of Agilenty Consulting Group, is Professor of Quantitative Methods and Computer Science at the University of St. Thomas. He served as CIO of the University of Pennsylvania and CTO at Lawson Software, and has been involved with software development since 1955.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Part I. Contemporary Software Development Process, Their Shortcomings, and the Challenge of Trustworthy Software
    1. Chapter 1. Software Development Methodology Today
    2. Chapter 2. The Challenge of Trustworthy Software: Robust Design in Software Context
    3. Chapter 3. Software Quality Metrics
    4. Chapter 4. Financial Perspectives on Trustworthy Software
    5. Chapter 5. Organizational Infrastructure and Leadership for DFTS
  9. Part II. Tools and Techniques of Design for Trustworthy Software
    1. Chapter 6. The Seven Basic (B7) Tools of Quality
    2. Chapter 7. The 7 MP Tools: Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative and Verbal Data
    3. Chapter 8. The Analytic Hierarchy Process
    4. Chapter 9. Complexity, Mistakes, and Poka Yoke in Software Development Processes
    5. Chapter 10. 5S for Intelligent Housekeeping in Software Development
    6. Chapter 11. Understanding Customer Needs: Software QFD and the Voice of the Customer
    7. Chapter 12. Creativity and Innovation in the Software Design Process: TRIZ and Pugh Concept Selection Methodology
    8. Chapter 13. Risk Assessment and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in Software
    9. Chapter 14. Object and Component Technologies and Other Development Tools
  10. Part III. Designing for Trustworthy Software
    1. Chapter 15. Quality Measures and Statistical Methods for Trustworthy Software
    2. Chapter 16. Robust Software in Context
    3. Chapter 17. Taguchi Methods and Optimization for Robust Software
    4. Chapter 18. Verification, Validation, Testing, and Evaluation for Trustworthiness
    5. Chapter 19. Integration, Extension, and Maintenance for Trustworthiness
  11. Part IV. Putting It All Together: Deployment of a DFTS Program
    1. Chapter 20. Organizational Preparedness for DFTS
    2. Chapter 21. Launching a DFTS Initiative
  12. Part V. Six Case Studies
    1. Chapter 22. Cost of Software Quality (CoSQ) at Raytheon’s Electronic Systems (RES) Group*
    2. Chapter 23. Information Technology Portfolio Alignment
    3. Chapter 24. Defining Customer Needs for Brand-New Products: QFD for Unprecedented Software
    4. Chapter 25. Jurassic QFD: Integrating Service and Product Quality Function Deployment
    5. Chapter 26. Project QFD: Managing Software Development Projects Better with Blitz QFD
    6. Chapter 27. QFD 2000: Integrating QFD and Other Quality Methods to Improve the New-Product Development Process
  13. Glossary of Technical Terms
  14. Name Index
  15. Index