Quality Management is an organizational methodology to ensure that the business processes in an organization are consistent in terms of producing high quality products. Not a synonym of a Quality Assurance.

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How to track and manage tooling issues?

In every complex project, we use a lot of external dependencies and tooling. Of course, they have bugs. Thanks to Github and the like, it is very easy to fork a project and track issues in libraries ...
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Quality and Risk

Trying to understand the entailment between Quality and Risk, can we state that "Non Conformance to Quality Leads to Materialization of Risk (Known/Unknown)"? If this statement is true, how ...
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Improving quality and efficiency in development team

Hi I started a new web development company and have some clients. At present one of my clients regularly complains about loss of time and poor quality of the work. How can I simultaneously increase ...
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Should the same person do the testing who did the development?

Background We have 50 employees who are working on different projects in a team of 3-4 people. In my firm the testing is done by the developers. We have 2 or 3 products with a large code base that we ...
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How to decide which quality methodology for Business IT projects?

There are Six Sigma, Lean, Process Quality Methodology, ISO9000 etc mainly used for quality management in project/systems analysis life cycles for process improvements. To be successful it's always ...
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Is WIFO a good project management method?

Is WIFO (Worst In, First Out) a good project management method? That is, should projects always prioritize work on the part or component that is the worst? Will WIFO make project quality more even by ...
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Are Product Descriptions in PRINCE2 actually reusable?

From the Quality chapter in PRINCE2 manual: The time needed to create good Product Descriptions will depend on factors such as how important, complex and unique the product is, how many ...
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What's the difference between quality assurance and quality control?

I'm having a hard time concisely explaining to some people what the difference between the two are. Also, I not totally sure what the scope and detail of quality assurance entails. Quality control is ...
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Which quality management approach is best for small-scale, research-based projects?

The type of project is small scale. It only includes research based on a topic, say selection of the best laptop, and involves only one individual working on the entire quality plan. Is PDCA (Plan Do ...
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Project schedule reviews

As a PMO project coach, I am often asked to review the time schedule of projects. Some are detailed schedules in MS Project while some are high level (capacity) planning in a spreadsheet. There are ...
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Would you hire a project manager with no programmer background in an IT environment?

As a team member, or as a programmer, would you accept a boss like that? If he wants to learn and he is interested by programming and what a programmer does? Can somebody with not programming ...
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What does a quality management plan look like?

I'm developing a quality management plan as part of a study assignment. I guess I'm a bit lost on where to begin. What general structure should a quality management document have? Or will it look ...
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Incorporating QA and Testing in a Startup running Scrum

We continue to struggle with how to improve our QA and Testing processes in the sprint. We run a two week sprint and find that the QA and testing gets left late in the process and ends up rushed with ...
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What are acceptable quality levels for various kinds of software?

Is there any statistics or at least some industry consensus on what are commonly acceptable quality levels for various kinds of software? I am certainly not talking about space shuttles or life ...
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What are the repercussions for one person being the QA lead and product owner?

I work for a start-up software company transitioning to Scrum. We don't have dedicated positions yet, so I'm wondering what kind of repercussions (negative and positive) could come about if one ...
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Putting a project back on track tips

What measures can be taken to put a project back on track and roll-out on time, if it is currently facing issues like: loads of unexpected bugs appearing in system tests, less detailed user ...
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What are some key takeaways from transitioning from a QA Lead to a Scrummaster?

I'm wanting to transition from the QA Lead in my agile company to a scrummaster role. We're still in the process of getting the Scrum methodology right, but I think it's important to have someone ...
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How to measure quality in a software development project?

Quality is one of the four key project constraints, which need to be planned and controlled by a project manager during the entire project lifecycle. In order to plan and control it the PM, first of ...
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How Quality Assurance is related to Testing?

Very often I hear people say "Quality Assurance" while talking about "Testing" and vise versa. According to my understanding these two terms mean different things. Could anyone explain the difference? ...
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Should one give an access to Issues Tracking System to a project sponsor?

Should a project sponsor have an access to Issues Tracking System (call it a "bug list")? If yes, how do you manage a potential conflict between sponsor's expectations of bug-free quality and a list ...