Software Quality Attributes


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This is a completely revised and expanded version of this paper, a refined set of steps that you can adopt that will make it somewhat easier for you to make the leap from the ‘ilities’ all the way to testable statements regarding the quality of the system being built. There is also a Quality Attributes Spreadsheet (Excel: 57 KB / 5 sheets)available that walks you through the steps identified in this article.

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