A quality audit determines a level of conformance to requirements of a system, process or product. The requirements can be company policies, standards and procedures, or norms and regulations. This article contains general information about quality audits, as well as rules to follow for both auditors and auditees.
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IT application development projects can be challenging and stressful. The efforts of the successful team need to be recognized and celebrated. In this article, the author makes the case for greater celebration of application code and the coders who write it.
Commitment to quality and implementation of programs aimed at process improvement are becoming focal points to increase overall performance. The incorporation of total quality management (TQM), a leading management philosophy, with strategic planning is natural and inevitable.
One common failure pattern in creating agile development teams is taking a regular software tester, assigning them to the new team and expecting them to perform in new ways that elevate the team to high performance. What does a good agile tester look like? What should we expect of them? And how do we find them?
Though there is lot of bias toward increasing velocity every iteration to release more features faster, if there is no attention to quality, the system will soon become fragile—and will not be able to house scope changes in the future. How do we balance these forces?
Most project teams test their own projects when it comes to component, system and regression testing instead of having a third set of independent eyes do it. But is this the best idea?
Don’t forget the most important consideration in quality management: human beings. In this article, the writer addresses a way of handling quality management with this most important aspect at the forefront.
Thanks to pressure on prices and the need for increased project capacity, IT project delivery has been transformed into a complex model that utilizes both onshore and offshore activities. What delivery model is best for your needs: horizontal or vertical?
When you think of the leaders who look at your status reports as users, the look and feel of the report you use may be inadequate. Give leaders the information they need in a compelling manner by using design thinking to make improvements in how information is presented.