The impact of quality assurance certification on Australian software developers

Cater-Steel, Aileen and Fitzgerald, Edmond P. (1996) The impact of quality assurance certification on Australian software developers. In: ACIS 1996: 7th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 1996, Hobart, Australia.


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[Abstract]: This paper draws on existing literature and research on software development process improvement, and related fields, to explore the impact of quality assurance (QA) certification on the Australian software development industry. Recently, many developers have committed resources to achieve certification in response to government purchasing policies favouring standards-certified suppliers, but cynics suggest the ‘piece of paper’ does little to improve the processes and subsequent product. This paper details a research project undertaken to assess the extent of Australian software developers’ adoption of QA certification, their capability maturity and perceptions regarding certification costs and benefits.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: QA certification, software quality assurance, capability maturity model
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies

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