Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Kennet Henningsson , pp. 33. Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2001.

The work

Författare / Author: Kennet Henningsson
Titel / Title: Trade-offs and Conflicts Between Quality Attributes
Abstrakt Abstract:

It is next to impossible to let a day go by without
coming into contact with a computer system in some
way, either by direct usage, or making a telephone call
that is directed by computer systems. Due to the
importance of computer systems we are all concerned
with their quality, directly or indirectly, a
malfunctioning system will disturb our lives in more or
less drastic ways. Each stakeholder promotes his
qualities and priorities for the system, and this will
eventually lead to conflict, depending on relations
between qualities. There is no simple solution to the
problem of relating and conflicting quality attributes.
But by making an informed decision it is possible to
soften the effects of the trade-offs and gain a higher
level of total software quality. The way to make an
informed decision is to have knowledge about the
relations between quality attributes along with insights
of the consequences of the decision. This report gives a
short introduction to the problem, and surveys both the
relations stated within academia, and industry. The
intention is to explore the knowledge present within
academia and collect and present the established
relations found by researchers. Further this report
presents a survey carried out at companies working in
different areas with software engineering, to show
which relations that are visible to industry and how they
are handling the relations between quality attributes.
This gathered knowledge intends to support the
ambition towards higher quality in software

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: Quality attributes relations, stakeholder, quality attributes and trade-offs, prioritization between qualities

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Programvaruteknik/Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Claes Wohlin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00

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