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dc.contributor.advisorRamesh, Balasubramaniam
dc.contributor.advisorAbdel-Hamid, Tarek K.
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Donald M.
dc.dateSeptember 1993
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:07:43Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:07:43Z
dc.date.issued1993-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26884
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractQuality Assurance is an important aspect of the software development lifecycle. With declining Department of Defense dollars, the development of a Quality Assurance scheme, that minimizes total software development project costs in large scale systems, is extremely valuable. This research aims at developing such a scheme which will provide a staffing profile for Quality Assurance. As there are no analytical solutions available to solve this nonlinear optimization problem and the potential search space of all possible solutions is extremely large, a genetic algorithm is used to arrive at an optimal solution. The results indicate that the solution obtained using this approach performs better than several other approaches, such as expert simulators and pattern search techniques, that have been attempted. The scheme is developed using a software project simulation model that incorporates data from an actual software development project. The simulation model allows for the examination of the consequence of staffing profile decisions on total project cost.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/applicationofgen00elli
dc.format.extent79 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleApplication of a genetic algorithm to optimize quality assurance in software developmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorGenetic algorithmen_US
dc.subject.authorSoftware developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorSoftware quality assuranceen_US
dc.subject.authorFitness measureen_US
dc.subject.authorGenerationen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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