Software Quality Assessment and Error/Defect Identification in the Italian Industry Preliminary Results From a State of the Practice Survey
In this paper, the authors present the results of a survey aimed at comprehending the relevance and the typology of the software quality assessment approaches and software error/defect identification methods/approaches used in the industrial practice. The context of this paper was the IT industry. In particular, they involved industries/organizations that develop and sell software as a main part of their business or develop software as an integral part of their products or services. The results of a preliminary analysis indicated that software quality assessment and software error/defect identification are very relevant and regard almost the totality of the interviewed companies.