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Practical knowledge and its importance for software product quality

Steen, Odd LU (2007) In Information and Software Technology 49(6). p.625-636
Abstract
To achieve software product quality professional skill and knowledge is important. The way to reach software product quality is often structured approaches for software quality such as SPI and CMM which have been criticized for lack of a knowledge perspective. The view taken in this study is that software product quality is related to interpretations and understanding in practice, and thus on practical knowledge. Based on a qualitative study of practising software developers' understanding of the concept of quality and quality assessment, it is shown why quality resists definition and why expcrience-based, practical knowledge is important. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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quality assessment ability, software quality, software development, practical knowledge
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Information and Software Technology
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49
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6
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625 - 636
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Elsevier
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0950-5849
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10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.006
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English
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  author       = {Steen, Odd},
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  keyword      = {quality assessment ability,software quality,software development,practical knowledge},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {625--636},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Information and Software Technology},
  title        = {Practical knowledge and its importance for software product quality},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.006},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2007},
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