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When the rubber hits the road

Anyone who has attempted to create and then implement a strategy, will know there’s a big difference between what is intended when the strategy is written, and what is realised on implementing a strategy. To the point in software testing, there’s been a push away from writing formal strategies. They’re often seen as irrelevant and […]

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Threats to Quality

If, as Gerry Weinberg states Quality is “value to some person” …then the corollary stands that risk is anything that threatens that value.  This can be useful because Quality is an amorphous, shapeshifter, notoriously difficult to nail down. Its final judge is not us but our consumers.  I compare quality to a Black Hole. We can’t […]

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Contemporary Quality Engineering

Some randomish thoughts on quality engineering.  Quality engineering enables visualisation of the state of quality anytime in the delivery lifecycle of a system or service. It does so in terms of its business outcome.  Anne-Marie Charrett  (working definition) Services not Products  The complexity and the distributed nature of our systems today means we are moving […]

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Metrics, T-shirts and Quality Engineering

I got up early to give an AMA on Quality Engineering with those fabulous people at Ministry of Testing. Turns out when you say Ask Me Anything (AMA)- it really does mean that. My favourite question is – what *is* that on your t-shirt? Well, there’s a story on that. A while ago I had […]

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Quality is a journey – but do you know your destination?

Quality morphs and moulds itself to the context its living in. In reality, we never will achieve quality. Quality is too fast for us and horribly intangible to be able to emphatically state “we have quality”. But we can go on a journey to improved quality, and we can monitor how we are progressing.

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