Optimum release time of a software under periodic debugging schedule
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation
In this paper, we study the problem of finding the optimal release time of a software meant to be marketed over a finite time horizon. The optimal design scheme considers reduction of the whole cost, achievement of a specified reliability with some high probability, or a combination of the both. We assume that the software is debugged periodically and the bug detection rates in the pre-release and post-release periods are different. We derive the optimal solution in each case. We also demonstrate the utility of the results through simulations, leading to different types of graphs showing the relationship between the target reliability, specified budget and the optimal number of additional debugging periods.
Das, Sudipta; Sengupta, Debasis; and Dewanji, Anup, "Optimum release time of a software under periodic debugging schedule" (2019). Journal Articles. 835.