Evaluating software quality to regard public interest


Barbara Begier


A task to improve software quality is addressed to software suppliers by international quality standards. Quality characteristics of software have been considered so far in a narrow range, just from a producers point of view. An increasing role of IT products requires to take into considerations also social and public interest at first to define quality objectives, then to build-in them into a product in the software process and at last to evaluate and assess if the product satisfies the specified quality requirements. A proposal is introduced how to extend applying of prevailed quality standards to regard public interest.