Quality is more than just processes and measurements--it’s about ownership and commitment. If you want a quality outcome, you need a team capable of delivering it.
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Testing is crucial to risk management, allowing components and systems to be put through their paces. Ignoring testing can lead to disastrous consequences, possibly even cancellation of the project. Gain an understanding of the purpose of different types of testing and where each type is appropriate.
Whatever testing is done before a new system goes into production, there is nothing better than testing from a user’s perspective. But getting into the perspective and the role of an end user--and simulating operations--may be difficult for the project team to accomplish.
Testing has been seen as an unavoidable evil. But as we change and adapt, we must test all of those changes to help ensure they work properly, work as designed, meet the organization’s needs and are secure.
Requirements Definition is one of the various activities of the software lifecycle. And like any other activity, it must be tested before being declared as complete.
When implementing a data warehouse for the first time, most people do not perform essential rigorous performance testing prior to launching the warehouse.
Quality: Whose job is it, anyway? Should organizations developing software have a team of dedicated testers or make the developers solely responsible for the quality of their application? The answer, according to this writer, is obvious.
Why are so many bugs and defects getting through to production? Even as the time devoted to testing is expanding, the dynamic nature and complexity of systems is outpacing most IT organizations' ability to keep pace. Here are some tips to help improve your testing results.
Consultants can be a helpful resource on a project or they can take up valuable space. Here are some ideas for the best way to deal with consultants and make sure they are beneficial to the project.
The key criteria used to determine the successful outcome of a project applied against other engineering disciplines are also applicable to software ones. If we know that, why do software projects have a poor track record of delivery? Read on to find out how we can improve it.