Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, single article purchases and IEEE account management will be unavailable from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET (12:00 - 21:00 UTC). We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Can a manufacturing quality model work for software?

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Binder, R.V. ; RBSC Corp., USA

Six-sigma (i.e. 6 standard deviations) is a parameter that is used in statistical models of the quality of manufactured goods (including computer hardware). It also serves as a slogan that suggests high quality. Some attempts have been made in the past to apply 6-sigma to software quality measurement. Software engineers often look to hardware analogies to suggest techniques that are useful in building, maintaining or evaluating software systems. The author explains why the 6-sigma approach to hardware quality simply does not work when applied to software quality

Published in:

Software, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 5 )