An integrated quality software development model
As industries grow in size and complexity, the demand for software increases. The success of a software product is determined by its quality, which can be improved by introducing new and more efficient development models. The three major aspects of concern in software quality are cost, time, and ability to meet requirements. Conventional and contemporary software development models allow for a tradeoff among these aspects. In this research, a new model that integrates two traditional software development models to achieve desired levels of quality is proposed. This integrated quality software development (IQSD) model builds on the advantages of both the prototyping and waterfall models and eliminates their cited limitations. Research efforts here include the development of a cost estimation function that can be used to quantify the economic benefits of implementing the IQSD model. Numerical analysis has indicated that the proposed IQSD model outperforms traditional development models from an economic standpoint.
Thesis (Ph.D.)-- Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering