Category Archives: Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part Five (Critical Numbers)

In his book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, the author Josh Kaufman recommends isolating two to five critical indicators, or what he calls Key Performance Indicators (KPI). These numbers should measure throughput and of a given system. The goal … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part Six (Discovering What Went Wrong)

When discovering and resolving issues two attributes are absolutely necessary. These are a calm head and an experimental mindset. Uncertainty is inevitable. The sooner this is accepted, the better you will become at solving problems. Having numbers that expose issues … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part Four (Test Round Scenario)

Now that we understand the overall project risk and have our project matrix in place, we are ready to actually plan our tests and follow the critical numbers. The purpose of this example is not to be entirely accurate in every … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part Three (Developing the Project Matrix)

Now that we understand how to assess the project risk, we are ready to actually plan and manage our test rounds. Since software development is a dynamic process, each level of testing must allow a great amount of flexibility. Offering … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part Two (Assessing Quality Assurance Risk)

“What gets measured gets managed and what gets managed gets done.” – Peter Drucker Before the project is organized and critical numbers are calculated, I recommend running a risk assessment exposing weaknesses in your quality assurance planning and processes. This analysis … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Part One (Understanding the Nature of Software Testing)

Professor Cem Kaner J.D., PhD explains the “Impossibility of Complete Testing” in his lecture notes. This lecture mathematically demonstrates how impossible it to test all the options of a given set of enhancements. The testing straggly is to identify the … Continue reading

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Managing Software Quality Assurance Test Rounds – Introduction

Thus far we have discussed two fundamental areas of testing software. These are Architecting the Environment (Principles behind setting up hardware environments.) Quality Assurance Management (Principles behind managing QA projects.) Now we are ready to discuss Managing Software Quality Assurance … Continue reading

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