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International Trends in Software Engineering and Quality System Standards: Ontario Hydro's Perspective, Part 1

Summary: [This abstract is based on the editor's abstract.] In 1990 Ontario Hydro and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. began development of a package of software engineering standards, procedures, and guidelines of that defines the acceptable practices for engineering of software used in nuclear power plant protective, control, and monitoring applications. The effort began with a review of international standards and software engineering practices and the monitoring of important trends for feedback into the continuous improvement of in-house standards. This article is published in two parts (see SQP Vol. 1, No. 3). Part 1 focuses on important trends in the international software engineering standardization effort and the relationship of software engineering standards to quality system standards.

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  • Topics: Global Quality, Engineering, Benchmarking
  • Keywords: Quality system,Nuclear,International,Continuous improvement (CI),Engineering,Best practices
  • Author: Harauz, John
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine