Category Archives: Quality Assurance

Priorities

One of the keys of Agile is Business Value. Everything is about Business Value. If you’re working on something you should be asking yourself, “Will this produce Business Value?” And, to the extent you can know, “Will the Business Value … Continue reading

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Resolutions

I recently reviewed a list of defect prevention methods published by Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour in their book, “Economics of Software Quality.” I was looking for some information to give to my development team so they could choose an option … Continue reading

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The art of the small

First, my apologies for skipping more than an entire year. I knew it had been a while, but I hadn’t realized my last post was in December of 2014. My resolution for 2016 is to be more regular. Most developers … Continue reading

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Not If But When

I hear this over and over and over. “We didn’t have time to write automated unit tests and now regression bugs are killing us.” People always struggle with the cost of quality, but the cost of quality can’t be avoided. … Continue reading

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Is Agile QA necessary?

I’ve recently discussed an Agile QA Transformation with two clients. These clients are moving to Agile development but want specific help in transforming their QA to support Agile methods. They believe there’s specific need for Agile QA and they want … Continue reading

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When is ROI the wrong calculation?

If you’re trying to sell a quality improvement technology or process you’ll eventually be asked to calculate the Return on Investment. Management wants a way to monetize the pros and the cons of the change you’re proposing. Converting your proposal to dollars … Continue reading

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WWUD?

As the Project Manager, a couple of days ago I decided to try to do what I expected our typical user would do with our software.  The goal was to take a paper form that contained all the necessary information, … Continue reading

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