WIT Press


Introducing Quality Control After The Horse Has Bolted

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930041

Volume

4

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

1,050 kb

Author(s)

G. Saltmarsh

Abstract

Introducing quality control after the horse has bolted G. Saltmarsh CSC Computer Sciences Ltd, 4 Weybridge Business Park, ABSTRACT Quality personnel are often brought into Software Development Projects only when the lack of adequate controls has become apparent. Common causes of this are discussed, and basic steps that can be taken to regain control over a software development project are detailed. Two alternative approaches and problems that have been encountered with these are also considered. INTRODUCTION It is not an unusual experience as a Quality Analyst/Manager to be called in to a project that is perceived in some way to be out of control, and to be expected to work a piece of 'Quality' magic on it. The difficulty of this task is not usually appreciated by those who request the help, and results are usually expected by yesterday. In such a situation, what priorities should we set, what should we tackle first and what pitfalls should we seek to avoid? Each sit

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