Software verification and validation a practitioner’s guide. Steven Rakitin. Artech. 270 pages hardback. ISBN 0 89006 889 5. Price £47.
This reference book is for software quality practitioners who do not have previous training in V&V training. It looks at the pros and cons of various software development lifecycle models and how to apply the inspection process to analyse the different options.
Fundamentals of configuration management are explained, along with techniques for applying measurements to V&V activities. Finally, the basics of using software reliability growth modelling are explained.
It concludes with appendices on inspection roles and responsibilities, including details of forms and check lists. Sample criteria for selecting modules for code inspection are also explained.