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Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7 Out of ideas What happens if you are out of ideas of what or how to improve?   Not surprisingly this has been considered by some of the pioneers of Quality Assurance.  They understood that there was a limit to the number of ideas that one person or a… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6 Have we been successful? Last time we gathered some statistics based on the new process once it had settled down. Now we need to compare the new results with the baseline from before the changes were made. If the results have improved, then we keep the change we made.… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5 Last time we gathered some baseline statistics.  These need to be recorded and retained somewhere.  Now we want to make some changes.  We may want to pause the measurements while we make the changes since they will not be accurate. Based on some of the statistics we gathered last… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4 As promised last week we will talk about statistics in this blog. In the last blog, we talked about completing a deeper dive into a process that was identified as causing problems. Before we make any changes we have to gather some statistics to form a baseline. This can… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

RCA – Why – Part 1

Why bother with Root Cause Analysis on Defects? We have enough to do without adding to the work! We found a defect. We fixed the defect. We retested the defect. We closed the defect (pending success on item 3). Enough said. Let’s move on to something else! We acknowledge that once we have a defect,… Continue reading RCA – Why – Part 1

Trend Analysis on Defects – Part 2

Last week we discussed some prerequisites for Trend Analysis on defects. We are only discussing defects here but there are many other project metrics that could be analysed. Assuming that the prerequisites from the previous blog have been satisfied, what can we determine. The trend in the number of defects in each project (after normalization… Continue reading Trend Analysis on Defects – Part 2

A Better Way – Case Study 5 – Distributed with Poor Testing

A Better Way – Case Study 5 – Distributed with Poor Testing In our last several blogs we have discussed ‘A Better Way to Test”. The issue is to apply this to actual situations. We have 5 Case Studies we plan to use over the next several weeks to address this. The fifth case study… Continue reading A Better Way – Case Study 5 – Distributed with Poor Testing

A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry!

A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry! In our last several blogs we have discussed ‘A Better Way to Test”. The issue is to apply this to actual situations. We have 5 Case Studies we plan to use over the next several weeks to address this. The third case… Continue reading A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry!

A better way to Test – 5

A better way to Test – 5 In our last blog we discussed how more testing or a higher percentage of test case coverage does not necessarily lead to better testing. We did not, however, provide a solution to the problem. One of the first items is to classify the testcases. In a project of… Continue reading A better way to Test – 5