The AMSAA Software Reliability Scorecard extends and complements the general reliability scorecard by examining an individual software development effort and assessing the level of risk associated with the software reliability practices being applied. It also complements existing software approaches, such a CMMI, by examining reliability-specific practices within an individual software project.
The Software Scorecard provides a structured and transparent approach to software reliability and maintains a consistent design with the general reliability scorecard. A total of 57 specific elements are examined across seven key areas of software development and sustainment:
- Program Management
- Requirements Management
- Design Capabilities
- System Design
- Design for Reliability (DfR)
- Test and Acceptance
- Fielding and Sustainment
The scorecard provides a structured and transparent instrument for assessing the health of a software development effort in regards to software reliability and is useful in isolating areas for further analysis and work. The discussion and reflection that occurs as the instrument is applied enables multiple disciplines to see the value of good reliability issues and practices in a structured way. The scorecard is invaluable to uncovering areas of weakness so that technical resources can be best prioritized and, subsequently, more reliable software can be developed.
Integrated Product Support Elements Addressed
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This tool is part of a suite of reliability growth tools offered by AMSAA. For more information on the other tools available, visit the
DAU AMSAA Tool Suite page.