UDC 004.413.4, DOI:10.2298/CSIS090923008L

Software Testing Optimization by Advanced Quantitative Defect Management

Ljubomir Lazić1

  1. State University of Novi Pazar
    Vuka Karadzica bb,


Software testing provides a means to reduce errors, cut maintenance and overall software costs. Early in the history of software development, testing was confined to testing the finished code, but, testing is more of a quality control mechanism. Numerous software development and testing methodologies, tools, and techniques have emerged over the last few decades promising to enhance software quality. While it can be argued that there has been some improvement it is apparent that many of the techniques and tools are isolated to a specific lifecycle phase or functional area. This paper presents a set of best practice models and techniques integrated in optimized and quantitatively managed software testing process (OptimalSQM), expanding testing throughout the SDLC. Further, we explained how can Quantitative Defect Management (QDM) Model be enhanced to be practically useful for determining which activities need to be addressed to improve the degree of early and cost-effective software fault detection with assured confidence is proposed. To enable software designers to achieve a higher quality for their design, a better insight into quality predictions for their design choices, test plans improvement using Simulated Defect Removal Cost Savings model is offered in this paper.

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Volume 7, Issue 3 (Jun 2010)
Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Lazić, L.: Software Testing Optimization by Advanced Quantitative Defect Management. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 3, 459-487. (2010)