Ant-trail metaphor: Models nudge you in certain directions while you're taking actions or deciding what actions to take. They're like the pheromone trails that ants lay down: they don't necessarily represent the best way to acquire food, but they do nudge individual ants to more-or-less do the same thing as other ants with the same goal are doing. You can always deviate from the model because of local context - just like ants can randomly leave the trail - but doing so pushes against constraints. You are more likely to stay on the trail.
T-76.(4/5)115 Software Project Quality Practices in Course Projects 18.10.2003 Juha Itkonen SoberIT
Testers’ assessment of the current quality status of the system
You can plan your own qualitative scales
Legend Coverage: 0 = nothing 1 = we looked at it 2 = we checked all functions 3 = it’s tested Quality: = quality is good = not sure = quality is bad Only few minor defects found, very efficient implementation. 2 File conversions Nothing serious yet 1 Admin tools 2 critical bugs found during last test round, lot of small problems 3 Encoder Not started 0 GUI editor Comments Quality Coverage Functional area