12th May, 2014
Designing is one of the most important activity for the SDLC and at the same time the least-focused or talked-about activity. Most of the developers are not keen to document the requirements & design of their project and that leads to many issues later on in subsequent phase of SDLC. It also has many side effects like delay in delivery (schedule variance), effort variance, cost variance, more review effort, more defects etc.
Design activity starts when baseline requirements are available. Design serves as the blueprint for the project and laid down the basis for project plan.
There are many different criteria for judging a Design quality including simplicity, efficiency, modularity, abstraction, coupling & cohesion etc.
Following are some of the measurement (metrics) that are used to measure the design quality:
As a developer or project manager you can consider metrics listed above to improve the design quality.
You may also contact us for organizing training on Design Best Practices in your organization.
Rajendra Khare (MD)
DQS Certification India Private Limited
USA Phone: 703-574-4929, 703-574-4962
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Rajendra is a qualified and certified Lead Appraiser and Instructor for the following :
Rajendra is Lead Assessor for ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS), OHSAS 18001 (OHSMS) since 1994
International Automotive Task Force (IATF) approved Lead Assessor for Automotive Standard TS 16949:2009
Lead Assessor for ISO 27001 (ISMS) and ISO 20000-1 (ITSM)
Rajendra has 25 years experience in the industry.