Handling of Software Quality Defects in Agile Software Development

Handling of Software Quality Defects in Agile Software Development

J. Rech (Fraunhofer Institute for Experiemental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-216-9.ch005
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Abstract

Software quality assurance is concerned with the efficient and effective development of large, reliable, and high-quality software systems. In agile software development and maintenance, refactoring is an important phase for the continuous improvement of a software system by removing quality defects like code smells. As time is a crucial factor in agile development, not all quality defects can be removed in one refactoring phase (especially in one iteration). Documentation of quality defects that are found during automated or manual discovery activities (e.g., pair programming) is necessary to avoid wasting time by rediscovering them in later phases. Unfortunately, the documentation and handling of existing quality defects and refactoring activities is a common problem in software maintenance. To recall the rationales why changes were carried out, information has to be extracted from either proprietary documentations or software versioning systems. In this chapter, we describe a process for the recurring and sustainable discovery, handling, and treatment of quality defects in software systems. An annotation language is presented that is used to store information about quality defects found in source code and that represents the defect and treatment history of a part of a software system. The process and annotation language can not only be used to support quality defect discovery processes, but is also applicable in testing and inspection processes.

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Foreword
Pekka Abrahamsson
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
E. Mnkandla, B. Dwolatzky
This chapter is aimed at comprehensively analyzing and defining agile methodologies of software development from a software quality assurance... Sample PDF
Agile Software Methods: State-of-the-Art
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Chapter 2
E. Berki, K. Siakas, E. Georgiadou
This chapter provides a basis for discussion and analysis of the quality characteristics of the agile information systems development (AISD)... Sample PDF
Agile Quality or Depth of Reasoning? Applicability vs. Suitability with Respect to Stakeholders' Needs
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Chapter 3
T. Gilb, L. Brodie
Current agile methods could benefit from using a more quantified approach across the entire implementation process (that is, throughout development... Sample PDF
What's Wrong with Agile Methods? Some Principles and Values to Encourage Quantification
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Chapter 4
V. Monochristou, M. Vlachopoulou
Collecting and analyzing user requirements is undoubtedly a really complicated and often problematic process in software development projects. There... Sample PDF
Requirements Specification using User Stories
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Chapter 5
J. Rech
Software quality assurance is concerned with the efficient and effective development of large, reliable, and high-quality software systems. In agile... Sample PDF
Handling of Software Quality Defects in Agile Software Development
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Chapter 6
A. Memon, Q. Xie
This chapter motivates the need for new agile model-based testing mechanisms that can keep pace with agile software development/evolution. A new... Sample PDF
Agile Quality Assurance Techniques for GUI-Based Applications
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Chapter 7
L. Bendix
Software configuration management (SCM) is an essential part of any software project and its importance is even greater on agile projects because of... Sample PDF
Software Configuration Management in Agile Development
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Chapter 8
P. Sfetsos, I. Stamelos
Theory and experience have shown that human factors are critical for the success of software engineering practices. Agile methods are even more... Sample PDF
Improving Quality by Exploiting Human Dynamics in Agile Methods
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Chapter 9
O. Hazzan
This chapter presents a teaching framework for agile quality—that is, the way quality issues are perceived in agile software development... Sample PDF
Teaching Agile Software Development Quality Assurance
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Chapter 10
J. Kile
Of great interest to software development professionals is whether the adaptive methods found in agile methodologies can be successfully implemented... Sample PDF
Agile Software Development Quality Assurance: Agile Project Management, Quality Metrics, and Methodologies
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Chapter 11
S. Mark
This chapter describes the practice of test-driven development (TDD) and its impact on the overall culture of quality in an organization based on... Sample PDF
Test-Driven Development: An Agile Practice to Ensure Quality is Built from the Beginning
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Chapter 12
B. Hwong
In the past few years, Siemens has gained considerable experience using agile processes with several projects of varying size, duration, and... Sample PDF
Quality Improvements from using Agile Development Methods: Lessons Learned
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