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Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software by Bijay K. Jayaswal, Peter C. Patton

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Chapter 6. The Seven Basic (B7) Tools of Quality

As much as 95% of quality-related problems in the factory can be solved with seven fundamental quantitative tools.

Kaoru Ishikawa

There is nothing so practical as a good theory.

Kurt Lewin

Overview

Although DFTS is a design-focused quality technology, it also includes problem-solving/process-improvement capabilities and can benefit from the deployment of the Seven Basic (B7) Tools, widely used in manufacturing. In a DFTS context, B7 tools can be of great value in project management, inspection, and testing and in analyzing software metrics. They can also be used in upstream design phases, except for statistical tools such as control charts, histograms, and scatter diagrams that require larger ...

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