The concept of SQFD originated in Japan, as did QFD.
Organizations that have published material concerning the use of SQFD include:
Additionally, IBM announced in June 1991 that 2,800 software engineers had completed SQFD training.
Because of the newness of SQFD, a combination of open-ended and closed questions was chosen for data collection in this study.
First, because SQFD is in its infancy and represents a transfer of technology and the identified organizations derive extensive sources of funds from the generation of software, they would be among the first to experiment with such a technique.
Qualification of SQFD users and relationship to TQM
The impact of new technologies are determined and evaluated during the third phase (E matrix set) of SQFD in Zultner's model.
SQFD remains largely misunderstood as an improvement in how software is developed.
The SQFD model presented by Erikkson and McFadden[3:6] attempts to apply the matrix tool from the TOM seven new tools directly in a fashion similar to QFD.
Like Erikkson and McFadden, Zultner's SQFD model does not use the conventional "house of quality" form (see Figure 2) for his QFD matrices.
The most significant shortcoming with the two SQFD models presented in this study is that they both attempt to apply manufacturing QFD (MQFD) directly to software development.
Program duplication for a software house is part of a manufacturing process and is not germane to SQFD.