This publication has been reprinted with permission from Taylor & Francis Group LLC and was originally published in EDPACS, Volume 52, Issue 6, 2016
Information security and reliability are the integral characteristics of software quality. Audit, inspection, and testing are all a part of the methodological process to reach this goal. Software quality cannot be reached without security, reliability, inspection and audit.
This article defines software quality and its characteristics, scope and integral relationship with other entities. This article also identifies the methodological and procedural perspectives of software quality assurance and discusses a parallel evaluation on control objectives for information and related technology (COBIT) and capability maturity model integration (CMMI). While COBIT is designed to allow an organization to assess business risks and assign control objectives to a common set of IT functions, CMMI defines the quality and process.