Life Cycle Management For Dependability
Felix Redmill, Chris Dale
Springer-Verlag New York Incorporated, Jan 1, 1997 - Computers - 235 pages
Dependability has always been an vital attribute of operational systems, regardless of whether they are highly-specialised (like electricity generating plants) or more general-purpose (like domestic appliances). This volume provides a highly-readable overview of the topic, concentrating on dependability as a life-cycle management issue rather than as a technical subject. Specifically avoiding technical language and complex mathematics, it is designed to be accessible to readers at all levels. It will be of particular interest to project managers and software engineers in industries where dependability is of particular importance, such as aerospace, process control, and mining. It will also provide useful reading material for students taking courses with modules in dependability. Felix Redmill and Chris Dale have both worked in industry for over 15 years, and now run successful consultancy businesses.
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Getting the Culture Right
Policy and Planning for Dependability
Measurement and Assurance
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accident achieve activities ALARP analysis application approach appropriate audits Bhopal Chapter complex computer systems computer-related systems configuration management consequences considered criteria cycle database defect densities defined dependability analysis dependability culture dependability requirements dependable systems detail development process documentation effective engineering ensure example factors failure fault Figure Flixborough functional goals hazard identified implementation incident industry integrity internal safety body International Electrotechnical Commission involved judgement Kletz London Ambulance Service maintain measures modification monitoring operations management operations staff organisation organisation's overall particular performance phase problems procedures process computers process improvement product or service programme project manager Redmill regression testing reliability responsibility result revalidation and configuration risk assessment risk management safety integrity level safety-critical safety-critical systems Section senior management Seveso Software Engineering specification stage standards sub-system success supplier tasks technical techniques Unit Test values