Entries Tagged 'Quality Assurance' ↓

8 Key Performance Indicators for Quality Releases (Panaya Test Center Review)

This article explains 8 Key Performance Indicators for Quality Releases with the help of Panaya Test Center end-to-end test solution:

It’s no secret that the Software Quality Managers are facing an increasing pressure to deliver high-quality software at a record-breaking speed.

The question that all of us often ask is – “how do we measure our success” in terms of software quality?  Continue reading →

What Are IQ OQ PQ: The 3 Q’s Of Software Validation Process

Introduction to IQ-OQ-PQ: 

IQ, OQ, and PQ constitute the 3Q’s of Software Validation Process.

As testers we all know that the Software Development Team develops the software in-house as per the Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Functional Specification and later the Testing Team verifies the implementation at different levels of testing at various testing environments, from simplest to the high end, which thereby replicates the production environment.  Continue reading →

Wireframes – Should They Really Be Tested? And If So, How?

New trainees came on board and we had a training class to learn software testing concepts. After seeing those enthusiastic faces with their almost blank-slate minds (professionally), I decided to take a detour to my routine training.

After a brief introduction, instead of talking about software testing like I normally do, I threw a question at the fresh minds – ‘Can anyone explain me what a wireframe is?

The answer was a pause and thus, we decided to discuss it. And that is how it started – Wireframe/Prototype Testing :) Continue reading →

CMMI Appraisals – Tester’s Journey as an Appraisal Team Member (ATM)

CMMI Appraisal

Personal Note: It’s a great opportunity for any QA/Tester to be a CMMI Appraisal Team Member (ATM). ATM gets an extensive exposure of a complete CMMI model. If your organization is going for appraisal and if you get an opportunity to be an ATM, grab it. It’s an achievement that you will like to add on to your resume.

To Readers: Appraisal is a complex and time taking process. However, I have tried to describe it as simple as possible. This article will give you a brief idea about CMMI Appraisal. It’s not about CMMI model but it will explain what happens during appraisal! There may be understanding problems initially (If you are not familiar with CMMI terminology) but, until you arrive at an example below, Please keep reading until then. Continue reading →

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – How to Analyze Risks for Better Software Quality & Satisfied Customers!

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a risk management technique. If implemented properly this can be a great addition to the best quality assurance processes to be followed. In this article, our goal is to introduce you to this risk analysis technique which in the end, is very useful for improving the software quality.

FMEA is mostly used by the upper management or stakeholders. In practice, the testers get little insights into this technique. But now the trend is changing and I feel if the testers understand this concept properly, they can drive their thought process of Continue reading →