Towards modeling guidelines for capturing the cost of improving software product quality in release planning

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Quality requirements complement functional requirements with information on the target quality levels of software functions or emergent system quality aspects. In release planning the allocation of development effort in further investments into product enhancements, new or enhanced functions are competing with quality improvements for limited resources. When setting balanced quality targets for development of coming releases, the estimated costs of improved software quality is needed as a basis for decisions. In this paper, we present initial results from an industrial evaluation of modeling guidelines for the Cost View in the QUality PERformance (QUPER) model. The initial results indicate the feasibility of the proposed modeling approach to cost estimation of quality requirements in QUPER, but further validation is needed.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Software Engineering


  • Software Engineering, Software development process management
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROFES '10 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Product Focused Software
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0281-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Event11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 2010 Jun 21 → …


Conference11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement
Period2010/06/21 → …

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