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Evaluation of Software Process Model for the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Software

Ashish K. Sharma, Sangita A. Sharma, Namrata Agrawal, Sapna Panjwani


Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is an extensive customer driven process that strives for higher quality and better customer satisfaction. QFD uses a set of matrices and involves massive data and thus the companies practising QFD have to use software for the proper management of data. Albeit there are many software available for the purpose but still the dearth of customized QFD software is highly recognized. However, the development of software is a complex task which requires carefully examining several aspects of the process to be automated. Software Engineering (SE) is a systematic and disciplined process widely used to develop software. SE offers a pool of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models to develop software products. A suitable process model acts as an implementation vehicle in the development of software and thus evaluation of a process model from many available is a crucial task as it strongly assists in an efficient software development. In the light of above, this paper aims to evaluate a suitable process model for QFD software application. The paper describes each of these models at length and in the end, it presents the evaluation and justification of process model for QFD software application.


Process Model, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), QFD Software, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Software Engineering (SE).

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