What Drives Quality: Toward a Second Edition

I’m updating and expanding my successful second book What Drives Quality. Intermediate versions are released through Leanpub: What Drives Quality.

In my book What Drives Quality, I take a Deep Dive into Software Quality with Practical Solutions for Delivering High-Quality Products. It’s intended for software developers and testers, architects, product owners and managers, agile coaches, Scrum masters, project managers, and operational and senior managers.

Second Edition

After publishing the first edition as an eBook in September 2017 much has happened. People downloaded the eBook and shared their experiences on delivering high-quality software with me. There were emails, tweets, LinkedIn comments, praise, and other feedback that I received from my readers.

The second edition contains additions throughout the book. I have added many practices and experience stories to the existing chapters. I also added a new chapter, Driving Quality, where I explore how to measure and analyze quality, describe the Project Defect Model, and show how you can steer quality in agile. This edition also contains a second foreword by Jan van Moll, Senior Forensic Investigator and Head of Quality & Regulatory at Philips Healthcare.

What more is new in the second edition:

  • Using use cases for specifying requirements.
  • How personas can be used to understand the users.
  • The “dark side” of commitment.
  • How burnout impacts quality.
  • Lean startup, using feedback to learn and develop the right products.

The book has grown already from 117 to 172 pages, almost a 50% increase. More will be added in the coming weeks.

If you buy the book now on Leanpub you will automatically get all updates toward the second edition for free. So don’t wait too long, get your copy now!

Leanpub: What Drives Quality

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