Statistical process control: analyzing a space shuttle onboard software process

  • Florac W
  • Carleton A
  • Barnard J
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Abstract

Demand for increased software process efficiency and effectiveness
places measurement demands on the software engineering community beyond
those traditionally practiced. Statistical- and process-thinking
principles lead to the use of statistical process control (SPC) methods
to determine the consistency and capability of the processes used to
develop software. The authors use data and analysis from a collaborative
effort between the Software Engineering Institute (a federally funded
research and development center sponsored by the US Department of
Defense) and the Space Shuttle Onboard Software Project as a vehicle to
illustrate the analytic processes analysts frequently encounter when
using SPC

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Authors

  • William A. Florac

  • Anita D. Carleton

  • Julie R. Barnard

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