Software Quality by Design: Starting at the testing stage, too little too late
Thursday August 05, 2010 - 12pm ET / Ricardo Garza, Softtek Process Improvement Mentor
Think about software quality. Most likely the immediate reference takes you to the Testing phase. Indeed, software quality is measured by the number of defects the product contains, and it isn't until this phase when we start worrying about them, as the software’s initial level of quality manifests itself "magically"—or or tragically—in the first round of testing. But at this stage, quality is merely an emergent property, a byproduct.
For instance, Apple’s recent antennagate scrutiny provoked a lot of discussion around an alleged lack of testing involved, or a rushed time-to-market. However, with the iPhone 4, as in any software project, testing could only be performed on a small subset of the field conditions. In order to meet or exceed client expectations, quality should be engineered in the process—designed, rather than tested.
This webinar will unveil the groundwork for achieving these software quality principles, which may often be overlooked at the expense of the organization’s performance.