quality

Product Orientation Requires Technical Excellence

One of the big problems I see with a product orientation (as opposed to a project) is in preparing for ongoing work. You might not start the next project for this product after you complete this project. You might have to round-robin projects for various products because you don’t have enough people to do all …

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Belgium Testing Days Slides Posted

I posted my slides from my keynote from Belgium Testing Days 2012 at slideshare.net. The keynote was “QA or Test? Does it Matter? You Bet it Does!” I hope you enjoy it. “This person has more stories and may be funnier in person than the slides appear to be.”

Using Quality to Drive Product Development Processes

© 1999 Johanna Rothman. Abstract Companies create a variety of products, and different releases of those products, for many reasons. These range from market-testing trial balloons disguised as ‘beta tests’ to releases forced by incompatible changes in operating systems. Some have many changes, some have few. Some can tolerate fairly glaring defects, others have to …

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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 …

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