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Effective quality assurance as driver towards innovationsorbuilding consumer-oriented software products<br />
Questions this presentation address:<br />How to bring up and mentor quality<br />How to build quality-oriented products<br />How to optimize testing and how web technologies help in process improvements<br />How to automate testing properly and cost-efficiently<br />How to use QA as ideas generator in context of software development<br />
Quality is like health: you can't buy it. However you can bring it up and then keep it up diligently<br />
NOWADAYS PRODUCT’S BLUE CHIPS IS NOTHING WITHOUT QUALITYMEETING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS<br />
Worked out methods and models definitely clarifies how you run business day by day. This is a core of project model. You can change project plan, shift resources and change scope of works, revisit approach - but the thought out model and method should be stable. Firstly, come up with:<br />Project methodology<br />Team collaboration and communication model<br />Process workflow<br />Roles and responsibilities<br />METHODS<br />
FuZZ<br />Buzz<br />Agile<br /> • Short iterations and frequent deliverables. • Fuzzy responsibility and Scrum craftsmanship• Everyone may contribute to everything – no roles. We are all engineers with different skills, so one may perfectly communicate, one may design data storage, one may grow infrastructure tool, etc. • Scrum meetings and communication simplification (desks, video, verbal, sticks, calendar…). All this speed up overall implementation process.• Clever reporting and coverage. Do it measurable!<br />
At glance:<br />BRAINSTORMING is just a liberation for creative achievements, looks like a simple approach but requires to give up some authority or power. It’s again fuzziness.<br />Try this and yield really amazing results!<br />Brainstorming<br />
Brainstorming<br />What are the key concepts of brainstorming session? <br />1. Be prepared and relaxed – it’s not reporting meeting with your boss. No bosses in brainstorming – all are partners.2. Every participant should feel freedom to share and voice thoughts and ideas. Don’t make brainstorming as a necessary event – people don’t like when they are constrained. Say NO bureaucracy!3. Everyone should feel s/he is wanted to be listened. Interruption and switching to other speaker makes everyone unmotivated.4. Relax audience by jokes, fun plans and stories; imagine you are child and plays how you want5. Flip your mind and try to walk outside your habitual outlook. People often see things as in tunnel missing lots of things beyond. So be observer 360 degree.6. Use analogies from all possible spheres: nature, medicine, politics… Present-day jets were inspired by bird fly!<br />Someone should take about collecting of brainstorming outputs as all these matters may be useless today and come in handy tomorrow.<br />
Opt<br />Imi<br />zat<br />ion<br />It should be your target as any business target is revenue growth. Indeed long-term growth can’t be achieved without optimization.<br />Optimize QA process so that your resources will leverage your overall contribution<br />
Opt<br />Imi<br />zat<br />ion<br />One of project optimizer is automated testing.<br />Basically if you run long-life project with regression risks and stabilized core of functionality – automated testing is good investments for your project quality.<br />
Automation<br />Test automation Long-term effect<br />resource optimization, high coverage and significant confidence <br />–or altogether – <br />reducing cost and decreasing risks on quality production<br />
Automation<br />How to measure?<br />Simply create time-based ROI curve and trace it<br />+<br />Employ some functional metrics like described here<br />
Operating in new Agile environment driven by free-thinking, creative team which continuously optimize and generate new ideas and best practices…<br />? What can be better?<br />> The same told boosted up with right tools on hand!<br />Tools<br />
Personal suggestion: don’t hesitate to use and play with various Web X.0 apps like:<br /> Social nets<br /> Wiki<br /> Twitter<br /> Rating and review systems<br /> Blogs and feeds<br /> Widgets and badgets<br />…<br />Finally, Consolidate all those tools into a single view Dashboard<br />Tools<br />SOCIALIZE EFFORT<br />
Introduce informal practices and games to your routine works<br />more<br />pract<br />I<br />ces<br />
…Visit blog AT4QA.blogspot.com<br />more<br />pract<br />I<br />ces<br />
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