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The American Society for
- Founded in 1946, the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
variety of professional, educational, and informational programs
reflecting the changing needs of business and industry. Headquartered in
Milwaukee, WI, USA, ASQ has been the leading quality improvement
organization in the United States for more than 50 years. The Society is
composed of more than 135,000 individual members and 1,000 sustaining
- ASQ's Software Division is composed of more than 5,000 members and
includes software quality professionals and software engineers
interested in applying quality principles to the field of software
development. The mission of the Software Division is to improve the
ability of individuals and organizations to satisfy their customers with
quality software products and services through education, communication,
research, outreach and professional development.
- The Software Division publishes a quarterly newsletter for its
members. For information on submitting articles or placing
advertising in Software Quality go to the Software
Quality web site.
Software Quality Engineer
- Software Division recognized the need for
professional certification of practitioners in the field of software
quality. The Certified
Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) certification is formal recognition that an individual
has demonstrated a proficiency within and comprehension of a specified
body of knowledge at a point in time. It is peer recognition and not
registration or licensure.
CSQE Body of Knowledge
Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) Body of Knowledge includes the
following major categories:
General Knowledge, Conduct and Ethics
- Software Quality Management
- Software Engineering Processes
- Program and Project Management
- Software Metrics, Measurement and Analytical
- Software Verification and
- Software Configuration Management
- Software Quality Professional
Journal is a peer-reviewed, quarterly
journal focusing on the practical needs of professionals where academics
contribute experience, not theory. Software Quality Professional
provides readers with significant information that will contribute to
their personal development and success in the field of software quality.
The scope of the journal is defined by the Body of Knowledge for ASQ’s
Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), but the content will also
prove useful to a wide range of technical and managerial personnel.
SQP has made it easy to find topics pertinent to becoming
certified. Software Quality Professional will provide readers with an understanding of software
quality practices that have been proven effective in a wide range of
industries, applications, and organizational settings.
- Intended readership: Software developers, system
designers, engineers, project managers, process and quality
improvement personnel, and test engineers.