San Diego '99
Software Quality Management in OpenVMS v7.2: a case study
- Topic Area:
- Track: Open VMS
- Topic: Process/Policy/Procedures
- Type: Breakout Session
01:30 PM Duration:
- Joshua Cope
- Software Quality Engineer, Compaq Computer Corporation
- Start with a perfectly good, stable, reliable operating system.
Now add a million or so lines of code which implement dozens of new
features, add support for new hardware platforms and adapters, and
modify core pieces of the OS such as clustering and security.
Maintain backwards compatibility for all user-mode applications,
and support for practically all existing hardware. Keep an eye
on performance and reliability - after all, this is a bet-your-business, 24x365 product. Oh, and could you ship it by the end of the year?
These sorts of demands are made of OpenVMS Engineering for every
functional release. In this session, we introduce some of the
processes we use to deliver a quality product which continues
to meet our customers' high expectations. We will focus on the
design, validation and qualification process for an OpenVMS
development project, drawing examples from OpenVMS version 7.2,
but will also discuss system testing for the OS as a whole.
This session will be useful for organizations managing large
software development projects who are interested in ways to manage
quality and testing. It also may interest OpenVMS system managers
who are simply curious about how we put the OS "through its paces"
before a release.
- Understand, at a high level, the process used to validate a
functional release of the OpenVMS operating system.
- Prerequisites for attendees:
- No prerequisites are required. Some familiarity with basic software
quality terms (unit testing, regression testing, and so on) will be
- Required Skill Level:
Assumes general knowledge of topic, familiarity w/basic terms & procedures
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