Monthly Archives: January 2009

Peer Review checklists and how you could use them

Before we go any further, this post is meant for people who prepare specs, plans, test scripts.  If you don’t, then you probably don’t want to read further. There are lots of ways to conduct a document review: 1.    Do … Continue reading

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Peer Reviews and Measuring Software Quality

At Zenkara, we use pretty straight forward definitions of: Walkthrough: an informal page by page or section by section presentation of a document, piece of code, test script, etc by the lead author – and there’s usually lots of discussion … Continue reading

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Another example of using ISO9126 to measure software quality

The second example of using ISO9126 to define and measure software quality was a customer management system that was to be developed and delivered as Software As A Service. The company was relatively new – it had existed for only … Continue reading

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An example of using ISO9126 to measure software quality

We had the good fortune recently of two customers wanting to use ISO9126 as a basis for defining and measuring software product quality. The first was an application and case management system based around Oracle.  This was to be their … Continue reading

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How to measure software quality with ISO9126- and when to NOT use it

One of the key benefits of using ISO9126 is that it provides a very detailed mechanism to define what quality means to a project (or customer!) and a means to measure it.  Rather than saying “we need this product to … Continue reading

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How to measure software quality on a shoestring – Part 2

Now you might be wondering why some of those tasks are need?  It’s more about putting in place the method/process infrastructure.  When a company wants to improve, they often don’t know exactly where – perhaps releases have slipped, revenue/profit is … Continue reading

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How to measure software quality on a shoestring – Part 1

I was recently asked “if we were a small company (<50 staff) and we wanted to improve our development activities, what should we measure? Oh, and we don’t have a budget”. Now the correct approach would be to understand your … Continue reading

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