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The capability of the software product to be modified. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1, ISO/IEC 14764 ]

Other Definitions

Maintainability [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
The ease with which a software system or component can be modified to change or add capabilities, correct faults or defects, improve performance or other attributes, or adapt to a changed environment.
Maintainability [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
The average effort required to locate and fix a software failure.
Maintainability [ IEEE 982
Speed and ease with which a program can be corrected or changed.


  • Modifications may include corrections, improvements or adaptation of the software to changes in environment, and in requirements and functional specifications. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1

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