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.
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.
The 5th posting on on “What Drives Quality” covers review and inspection. Previously covering Requirements Quality, Architecture and Design Quality, and Coding Quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.
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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?
R&D Organizations are more and more relying on measurements, but many struggle to implement them. There are the usual technical problems associated with collecting and storing data, and creating usable reports. However, the biggest challenges are often related to using the data to actually make decisions and steer the activities of the organization.
There are 3 CMMI V1.3 models released: CMMI for Acquisition (ACQ), CMMI for Services (SVC), and CMMI for Development (DEV). The CMMI V1.3 makes it easier to combine process areas from different models, thus supporting continuous improvement that delivers quicker business results.
In two previous posting on the CMMI roadmaps for CMMI V1.3, I described how the project roadmap and the product and product integration roadmaps have been improved. This posting covers the last 2 roadmaps: process and measurements.
Delivering product with the right quality, on time, can be difficult. Testing decisions are crucial to reach this. Are there ways to improve your testing decision capabilities? Yes there are, and they have been used and have shown to be valuable.
When I started this website back in july, I mentioned that my main reason to start blogging was to share my experiences.
Version 1.3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) has been released by the SEI. The main changes mentioned in the SEI News are clarifications of the high maturity process areas, alignment of the representations (staged and continous) and the addition of modern engineering practices like agile.