Software Quality Assurance: Should It Remain a Separate Organization?

© 1996 Johanna Rothman. This article was originally published in SQA Quarterly, May 1996. Product development teams are organized for one major purpose: to produce a product people will buy. Software product development teams have a secondary, but no less important goal- the ability to produce products again and again. To effect those goals, product …

Software Management Practices: Positive and Negative Practices for Quality

© 1996 Johanna Rothman. Introduction Many software organizations are working actively to improve their product and process quality. We can review their implicit and explicit management activities and ask: Which activities have had a positive impact on process and product quality improvement? Which activities have had a negative impact? We can then develop a list …