Software has been a part of almost every aspect of our lives for some time now.
We can find it in much equipment in our homes, in our cars, our cell phones, and so on. We find it in our televisions, speakers, light switches, and so on. It is everywhere, so resisting the incorporation of software into our lives is tremendously difficult.
That’s why it’s probably no coincidence that the negative numbers of incidents involving software malfunctions have increased exponentially in recent years.
Not surprisingly, these statistics have served as a catalyst for improvement changes in the industry, such as the use of Quality Management Systems (QMS), which highlight what the software is capable of doing, within a test environment.
It can also be added that the cost of software incidents themselves have a strong economic impact.
Growing awareness of the drawbacks of undesirable software and the repercussions of poor software design has driven advances in the accuracy of software validation requirements.
Such as those found in the 2017 ISO 17025, testing and calibration laboratories, section 7.11.