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Towards quantitative software reliability assessment in incremental development processes

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3 Author(s)
Toshiya Fujii ; Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan ; Tadashi Dohi ; Takaji Fujiwara

The iterative and incremental development is becoming a major development process model in industry, and allows us for a good deal of parallelism between development and testing. In this paper we develop a quantitative software reliability assessment method in incremental development processes, based on the familiar non-homogeneous Poisson processes. More specifically, we utilize the software metrics observed in each incremental development and testing, and estimate the associated software reliability measures. In a numerical example with a real incremental developmental project data, it is shown that the estimate of software reliability with a specific model can take a realistic value, and that the reliability growth phenomenon can be observed even in the incremental development scheme.

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2011 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

Date of Conference:

21-28 May 2011