This book provides selected articles gathered from the last five volumes of Software Quality Professional (SQP), a peer-reviewed quarterly publication applying quality principles to the development and use of software and software-based systems. This collection of articles provides you with insights from authors around the globe-which is vital in today’s global economy. As with SQP and this series’ first volume, this book follows the categories of the ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge. The articles are each related to one of the seven knowledge areas and provided in numbers proportional to the relative weights assigned to each category in the certification examination.
Software engineers should use this book to broaden their knowledge in several important aspects of software quality. The field keeps growing and expanding to meet the changing needs of technology: the insights presented in this book can help you meet the challenge and begin your journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Carroll is Principal, Software Quality Analyst at SAS in the Software Quality Division, where she has been a conduit between customers and SAS R&D on issues of software quality, making internal quality processes visible to customers, and bringing external feedback into R&D. She holds a BS in nursing from North Carolina Central University and a post BS in computer science. She is an ASQ Fellow, past chair of the ASQ Software Division, and the editor-in-chief of Software Quality Professional.
Taz Daughtrey is a member of the computer science faculty at James Madison University, where he has also served as Associate Director for Software Development in the Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Software Quality Professional and edited the first volume of Fundamental Concepts for the Software Quality Engineer. Daughtrey earned a BS in physics and an M. Ed. in science education, both from the University of Virginia. He is an ASQ Fellow and is executive director of the World Congress for Software Quality.