A Development of Hazard Analysis to Aid Software Design

  title={A Development of Hazard Analysis to Aid Software Design},
  author={John A. McDermid and David John Pumfrey},
This paper describes a technique for software safety analysis which has been developed with the specific aim of feeding into and guiding design development. The method draws on techniques from the chemical industries’ Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) analysis, combining this withwork on software failure classification to provide a structured approach to identifying the hazardous failure modes of new software. 
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