The following table describes the key quality objectives of DokChess. The order of the goals gives you a rough idea of their importance.
|Accessible example (Analysability)||Since DokChess first of all serves as a case study for software architects and developers, they quickly get the idea of design and implementation.|
|Platform appealing to experiments (Changeability)||Alternative algorithms and strategies, such as the evaluation of a chess position, can be implemented and integrated into the solution easily.|
|Using existing frontends (Interoperability)||DokChess can be integrated in existing graphical chess frontends with reasonable effort.|
|Acceptable playing strength (Appropriateness)||DokChess plays strong enough to beat weak opponents safely and at least challenges casual players.|
|Quick response to opponent’s moves (Efficiency)||Since DokChess is used as live-demo in seminars and lectures, calculation of moves takes place quickly.|
The quality scenarios in section 10 detail these goals and serve to evaluate their achievement.