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An Approach To Software Design

Summary: It is an established fact that software quality must be designed in at the beginning or it will never be achieved in the final product. The traditional Six Sigma for design (SSD) approach was developed to support hardware design, but some elements are useful in the design and development of software. While SSD methods can lead to improved software products, the full approach to design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is warranted for software engineering organizations, enabling them to develop software that consistently delivers on design expectations. The challenges are great. Software firms must seamlessly integrate DFSS with their current processes. Achieving results requires a new culture that predicts design quality based on market demand and drives its design process to deliver this performance.

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  • Topics: Quality Assurance, Six Sigma, Quality Control, Product Development and Recall
  • Keywords: Software quality assurance (SQA),Design for six sigma (DFSS),Quality control methodology,Product design,Six Sigma quality
  • Author: Watson, Gregory H.
  • Journal: Six Sigma Forum Magazine