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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5 Deadly Mistakes in Requirements Management and How to Overcome Them

Deadly Mistakes in Requirements Management !! (3)

Explore the ways to tackle the 5 Deadly Mistakes in Requirements Management (with Examples):

Every major standard, certification, and regulatory organization mentions the need and importance of well-defined requirements in the product development process.

Indeed there are numerous sources that devote to requirements and best practices.

However, yet years of experience have shown that companies still struggle not only with writing but also with managing requirements and integrating them into their product development process.

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

Key Performance Indicators

This article explains 8 Key Performance Indicators for Quality Releases with the help of Panaya Test Dynamix 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? 

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

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. 

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Wireframe Testing Tutorial: Learn How to Test Wireframes

wireframe prototype testing

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 :)

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

CMMI Appraisals

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 to 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 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 the 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.

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