How to Write Software Quality Management Plans

How to Write Software Quality Management Plans

Plain-english, simplified version of IEEE 730

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Author: David Tuffley
Length: 19 page(s)
Written: Apr 2011
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Category: Computer & IT » Projekt Management  |  Work: Guidebook
Keywords: software quality management plan, software development project, quality management, project management

Practical guide for software development project managers and staff

I N T R O D U C T I O N

How to Write Software Quality Management Plans is a plain-english, simplified version of IEEE 730 Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans.

This how to guide specifies the format and contents of a quality plan. It identifies the practices and processes to be applied during a project to ensure that the deliverables conform to the agreed requirements.

It also identifies the quality objectives of the project, which are statements about measurable aspects of project and quality management.

The quality plan includes the:

scope and objectives of the quality aspects of the project
quality deliverables that the project will produce
process by which those deliverables are produced
organisation and staffing which will perform the quality functions
responsibilities of those involved

S C O P E

How to Write Software Quality Management Plans applies to the medium to large scale software development projects.

O B J E C T I V E S

How to Write Software Quality Management Plans provides project and quality managers with a guide for the development of the quality plan. It addresses:

quality related aspects of the project to be considered during the planning stage of the project
the project's quality objectives, quality deliverables and how they are to be managed
the need for consistent content and format
Contribution to IS Quality. As with the Project Plan, the literature of software quality recognises the importance of comprehensive planning for those aspects of a software development project that bear most closely upon its success.

Given that up to 70% of IT development projects fail (in terms of either not being completed, or completed but not used by the client due to it unsuitability), due in part to inadequate planning and execution of the project, this how to guide is an valuable aid for project planners to address the important quality-related activities. It is is an easy to use checklist, as defined by IEEE 730, and template to achieve this end.

In the same way as a systematic and comprehensive Statement of User Requirements can capture a more complete set of requirements, a project plan as provided by this how to guide allows the project manager to make sure he/she has considered all relevant quality matters in the planning stage, allowing them to avoid, as far as possible, unpleasant surprizes later.


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Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David is an engaging science communicator of many years experience, David was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival and a wide variety of high profile public events.

David's academic background includes fields as diverse as Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland. David is an engaging professional speaker and forum moderator of many years experience.

David's formal qualifications include a PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland)

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