Tag Archives: measuring software quality

How to measure software quality – Starting out

Process quality has been very popular over the past two decades.  From CMM and ISO9001 to 6 sigma, Lean, BPM & beyond we have seen a large body of work produced on the premise that “the quality of the process … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality part 2

OK, so once you have defined the quality activities required for each deliverable, you are now in a position to start identifying quality requirements for the deliverables – hardware, software, documents, scripts. This is where many projects really fall down … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality – Part 1

Despite industry efforts over decades of work, many projects and project managers have difficulties in managing quality. Quality management as a discipline has been with us for a long time.  The two best known project management methods – PMBOK and … Continue reading

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Peer Reviews Improve Product Quality and Project Delivery

Shock! They actually work! Peer reviews are an effective tool to improve the quality of deliverables – be they documents, code, tests, presentations, etc.  Yet they are still not used in many companies. Why not? People don’t have the “time” … Continue reading

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Reviewing Efficiency & Effectiveness Of Your Company KPI/Metrics Program

Most companies collect various metrics.  But are they the best ones to collect?  How do you know if you are getting good value for the effect expended in collecting and reporting KPIs/metrics? You can use this list to get a … Continue reading

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Project Reviews and Alignment With Strategy

How often do we see project healthchecks, appraisals, assessments, audits, reviews, and company breathalyzers where the results are praised by management and then shelved.  Perhaps even with the best of intentions: Management didn’t agree with the findings They didn’t have … Continue reading

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The shield of process improvement

One of the more precarious traits of organisations with well-established quality systems (procedures, work instructions etc) is that of using process as a shield.  The quality system is in effect being used against itself.  When asked why they perform a … Continue reading

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