GEQUAMO-a generic, multilayered, customisable, software quality model

Georgiadou, Elli (2003) GEQUAMO-a generic, multilayered, customisable, software quality model. Software Quality Journal, 11 (4) . pp. 313-323. ISSN 0963-9314 [Article] (doi:10.1023/A:1025817312035)

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Software Quality Models have primarily been based on Top Down Process Improvement Approaches. Such models are based on the fundamental principle of empowerment of all involved and foster a questioning attitude through the active exchange of ideas and criticism ensuring that the most appropriate approach for quality improvements is adopted. The holistic view of systems enables the incorporation of many viewpoints held by different parties within the same organisation and by the same party at different stages of development. In this paper the GEQUAMO(GEneric, multi-layered and customisable) QUAlity MOdel is proposed. GEQUAMO encapsulates the requirements of different stakeholders in a dynamic and flexible manner so as to enable each stakeholder (developer, user or sponsor) to construct their own model reflecting the emphasis/weighting for each attribute/requirement. Using a combination of the CFD (Composite Features Diagramming Technique) developed by the author, and Kiviat diagrams a multi-layered and dynamic model is constructed. Instances of models are presented together with the algorithm for the computation of the profiles. Indications of future work conclude the paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ESSN = 1573-1367
Keywords (uncontrolled): software quality model, multi-layer model, customisable model, profiling, stakeholders’ worldview
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 26383
Notes on copyright: This is a pre-print of an article published in Software Quality Journal. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Depositing User: Elli Georgiadou
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 11:10
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 18:45

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