What Is Cost Of Quality (COQ): Cost Of Good And Poor Quality

COQ – Cost of Quality

This tutorial explains what COQ is, costs of good and poor quality, cost of quality formula, examples, and ways to improve quality to optimize COQ:

Demands of the competitive global economy have placed a strong emphasis on quality across the IT industry.

In recent years, IT has been supporting the business in many ways and so its activities are being scrutinized by business executives in terms of added value i.e. larger profit margins, lower operational costs, faster software product delivery, etc.

The cost of quality in software development is a metric that could aid in turning software into a profitable tool for companies. Companies are looking at ROI i.e., the return to the organization from investment in software development.

Quality is gained at a price and the cost is called COQ or Cost of Quality.

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Practical Software Testing QA Process Flow (Requirements to Release)

Actual testing process in companies

A Complete Overview of End-to-End QA Software Testing Process Flow:

Note – We are re-publishing this useful post with updated content.

The job of software testing professional is not an easy one. It is filled with challenges, which is equally demanding as well.  Testers are supposed to be alert and enthusiastic in each and every phase of the application lifecycle.

Though there are challenges, there are several tremendous opportunities as well to learn and explore the various aspects of testing methodologies, processes and of course the software in detail.

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Field Validation Table (FVT): A Test Design Technique for Field Validation

Field Validation Table

Introduction to Field Validation Table (FVT) test design technique:

In this digital world, “QUALITY” is the term that is more widely used in any industry.

Any organization for that matter always thinks and works on how quality can be ensured with their product or how a quality product can be delivered or how the quality of the product can be improvised? No matter whether it’s a customer or an end user or common people, everyone expects quality in whatever they buy.

The prime goal of any organization is to serve the business with good quality. 

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7-Step Practical Implementation of Manual Testing Before Production Release

Implementation of Manual Testing

In the previous post of this series around Manual Testing, I tried to throw as much light as possible on the basics of Manual Testing.

If you missed it, you can read it here.

I hope it was successful in taking you as close as possible to the answers you were looking for.

In that case, wouldn’t you love to know more about the practical implementation of Manual Testing, how to get more familiar with it and how to actually start a career in it? 

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What Is Software Testing? 100+ Free Manual Testing Tutorials

Manual Testing Tutorials

A Complete Software Testing Guide with 100+ Manual Testing Tutorials with Testing Definition, Types, Methods, and Process Details:

What is Software Testing?

Software testing is a process of verifying and validating the functionality of an application to find whether it satisfies the specified requirements. It is the process of finding defects in an application and check where the application functions according to the end user’s requirements.

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How Do You Decide Which Defects are Acceptable for the Software to Go-live?

software-go-live-criteria

Software Go-Live is always a big event for any software product. It is important to absolutely make sure that everything works and that we are releasing quality software to the users.

A bad or premature or unstable or difficult to use product can cause a lot of losses financially and could also make the user lose trust in the brand itself.

Often times, we hear that testing should be done until we meet the exit criteria. We also hear that defects have to be fixed to an acceptable level. 

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