Reliablity through cooperative work in software testing

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There are many papers pointing out ways to reach reliability in the product. Those papers
are mostly dealing with the issue in quantitative manner. However, the reliability we in our
everyday software production try to reach depends more or less on an agreement between
people producing a product. This agreement is reached through cooperation during the process
of software production. This is a paper to take a look at software testing and reliability with a
view of cooperative work. Surely, all work is essentially cooperative work in that it depends
upon others for its successful perfonnance and software testing is no exception of this. Open
question is what is the role of cooperative work in software testing and reliability of the
product? The ideas presented here are examples based on the experience of the writer in the
freld of software testing. As a result cooperative work is seen to play essential role for reliability. Furthennore, a view of articulation work is suggested to be useful for further studies of
cooperative work in software testing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Quality and Productivity
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-34848-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4757-6544-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 1995
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


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