The authors describe the statistical techniques currently available for managing and controlling the quality of software during specification, design, production, and maintenance. The book includes real-world case studies. The statistical theory presented is designed to be comprehensible to those with a minimum of mathematical knowledge. It will be invaluable to practitioners and to students of software engineering.
The book offers guidelines to help readers develop their own methods for applying statistical techniques to software development. It offers strategies including choosing people, planning a project, and measuring success. It also includes coverage of new trends in the field such as maturity measurement, process improvement, statistical control and metrication (process and product).