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October 2003 Entries

What is Quality?
The definition of the term quality is an issue. Based interesting discussion of the meaning of Quality, a surprising number of people still think software quality is simply the absence of errors. Dictionary definitions are too vague to be of much help. The only relevant definition offered by the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford, 1993), for instance, is peculiar excellence or superiority. Noteworthy here is that quality cannot be discussed for something in isolation: comparison is intrinsic. Many ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 9:53 PM | Comments (17) | Filed Under [ Quality ]

The Software Inspection Process

Great place for Software Inspection Process.  This site will give you the detailed description of all stages in Software Inspection Process.  It also lists different reports produced after inspection.


Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 9:49 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Quality ]

Reviews, Inspections, and Walkthroughs
In a review , a work product is examined for defects by individuals other than the person who produced it. A Work Product is any important deliverable created during the requirements, design, coding, or testing phase of software development. Research shows that reviews are one of the best ways to ensure quality requirements, giving you as high as a 10 to 1 return on investment. Reviews help you to discover defects and to ensure product compliance to specifications, standards or regulations Software ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 9:39 PM | Comments (14) | Filed Under [ Quality Software Testing ]

XP Testing Without XP: Taking Advantage of Agile Testing Practices

An excellent article written by Lisa Crispin "XP Testing Without XP: Taking Advantage of Agile Testing Practices"

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 9:27 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Agile Testing Practices ]

Investing in Software Testing
What Does Quality Cost? The title of Phil Crosby book says it all: Quality Is Free. Why is quality free? Like Crosby and J.M. Juran, Jim Campenella also illustrates a technique for analyzing the costs of quality in Principles of Quality Costs. Campenella breaks down those costs as follows: Cost of Quality = Cost of conformance + Cost of nonconformance Conformance Costs include Prevention Costs and Appraisal Costs. Prevention costs include money spent on quality assurance tasks like training, requirements ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 8:33 PM | Comments (6) | Filed Under [ Quality Software Testing Risk Management ]

Manual or Automated?
Summary:Automated test tools are powerful aids to improving the return on the testing investment when used wisely. Some tests inherently require an automated approach to be effective, but others must be manual. In addition, automated testing projects that fail are expensive and politically dangerous. How can we recognize whether to automate a test or run it manually, and how much money should we spend on a test? When Test Automation Makes Sense Let’s start with the tests that ideally are automated. ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 8:27 PM | Filed Under [ Automated Testing Software Testing ]

Quality Guru's
The early Americans W Edwards Deming introduced concepts of variation to the Japanese and also a systematic approach to problem solving, which later became known as the Deming or PDCA cycle. Later in the West he concentrated on management issues and produced his famous 14 Points. He remains active today and he has attempted a summary of his 60 years experience in his System of Profound Knowledge Deming encouraged the Japanese to adopt a systematic approach to problem solving, which later became known ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 8:12 PM | Filed Under [ Quality ]

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