A checklist for building quality into the software development process
What do you think of when you think of quality software? It may depend on who you ask. Does it mean no critical or major defects are released into production, the project is completed on time and within budget, the client is pleased with the outcome based on their requirements, the system or application does what the users expect? It may be a combination or all of these.
Quality does not just happen. It is not a one-time event but a continual evaluation of objectives, goals, processes, and procedures with corrective action when and where needed.
A checklist for quality is about setting the foundation for building quality into the software development process that begins with the leadership team, teams working well together, and effectively using tools of communication.
The Leadership team at all levels
Working together as a Team
One of the major challenges facing software development and QA teams is they may not understand the client’s business processes well enough to develop and test the software adequately even though the software was coded and tested based on their understanding of the requirements.
Tools of Communication
Successfully implemented processes and procedures where the teams understand why and how processes are important to software quality is crucial. These tools of communication are a bridge that support teams in progressing toward the objective of driving quality into every phase.
Two issues usually surface: 1) It is time-consuming to create or follow a process and 2) creating processes and procedures requires documentation. Yes, it takes time to create processes and implement them. But when you do not have them or are not using them or no one knows about them, it can create an unfavorable situation that is costly to resolve.
Building quality into the software development process requires the guidance of the leadership team bringing team members together to focus on a common goal and applying tools of communication to drive quality. Make changes incrementally instead of all at once – choose one area that is a source of pain, implement it and monitor the process in that area. Your clients and users will be happy you did.
Incorporating quality into the development process is essential for any business looking to succeed in today’s market. At CelticQA Solutions, we understand the importance of delivering high-quality products to our clients, and we are committed to helping businesses achieve the same. Our team of experienced professionals is well-versed in industry-standard practices and the latest tools and technologies, ensuring that every project we undertake meets the highest quality standards. By partnering with CelticQA Solutions, businesses can rest assured that their products will be thoroughly tested, reliable, and ready to meet the demands of their customers. Visit our website at www.celticqa.com and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can help you build quality into your development process.