What drives Quality: Testing

  • 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: Architecture and Design

  • June 28, 2011

This third posting on “What Drives Quality” investigates factors that drive the quality of the architecture and design. A previous posting covered the factors that drive requirements 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: Requirements

  • June 17, 2011

This second posting on "What Drives Quality" investigates factors that drive the quality of requirements. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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Skills are crucial for a team to be successful

  • May 25, 2011

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview William E. Perry, author of the book “iTeam: Putting the "I" Back into Team”. In the interview, William stressed how important it is to get people with the right skills into your team.

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Agile Risk Management Open Space

  • April 20, 2011

Na de 1e succesvolle publieke bijeenkomst van Agile Overheid op 21 februari j.l. is het tijd voor de volgende. Op maandagavond 2 mei vanaf 17:00 de 2e publieke Open Space conferentie van Agile Overheid, ditmaal in het nieuwe hoofdkantoor van de nVWA, over het thema Agile Risk management.

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics

  • March 31, 2011

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.

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Root Cause Analysis in CMMI V1.3

  • March 4, 2011

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) has been used for many years to determine a fault’s first or “root” causes in order to identify process improvement opportunities. The CMMI V1.3 has increased the possible deployment of RCA.

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CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Project roadmap

  • December 7, 2010

CMMI Roadmaps are a goal-driven approach to selecting and deploying relevant process areas from the CMMI. Their aim is to deploy the CMMI effective, and quickly get business result. Let’s see how the CMMI Roadmaps can be used with the CMMI V1.3.

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Doctor, what’s wrong with my software?

  • December 4, 2010

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.

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CMMI V1.3: Deploying the CMMI

  • November 16, 2010

In an earlier posting I highlighted the clarification of the high maturity process areas in this new CMMI version. This time I’m going into changes in the model architecture, which is about how to deploy the CMMI by “tailoring” it toward your needs.

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