What drives quality: Senior Management

  • Post published:September 12, 2011

The serie on “What Drives Quality” has thusfar described technical activities that are part of software development. Next postings will cover supporting activities; this one describes how senior management drives quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams

  • Post published:September 5, 2011

How do you collaboratively develop software when you have people working at different sites, countries or even continents? How do you get distributed teams to communicate effectively, and deliver working software in a agile way? The second book from Jutta Eckstein can help you to implement agile software development in a multisite environment. Below the book review that I wrote for Software Quality Professional, June 2011, published by the American Society for Quality.

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What drives Quality: Testing

  • Post published:August 24, 2011

The serie on “What Drives Quality” continues. Previously covering Requirements Quality, Architecture and Design Quality and Coding Quality, this post covers Testing. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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What Drives Quality: Coding

  • Post published:July 5, 2011

This is already the 4th posting on “What Drives Quality”, focusing on coding. Previous posting covered the factors that drive requirements quality and that drive architecture and design quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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What Drives Quality?

  • Post published:June 9, 2011

Many methods for product quality improvement start by investigating the problems, and then working their way back to the point where the problem started. For instance audits and Root Cause Analysis work this way. But what if you could prevent problems from happening, by building an understanding what drives quality, thus enabling to take action before problems actually occur?

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