Quality Assurance (QA) is a way to ensure quality in the software. The set of activities provides processes, procedures, and standards that are suitable for the project and implemented correctly.
Quality Assurance is a process that works parallel to the development of software. It focuses on improving the process of development of software so that problems can be prevented before they become major issues. Quality Assurance is an Umbrella activity applied throughout the software process.
Quality assurance focuses on:
software’s error control
Quality Assurance has:
A quality management approach
Formal technical reviews
Multi testing strategy
Effective software engineering technology
Measurement and reporting mechanism
Major Quality Assurance Activities:
QA Management Plan:
Make a plan for carrying out the QA throughout the project. Think about which software engineering activities are the best for the project. Check the level of QA team skills.
Set The Check Points:
QA team should set checkpoints. Evaluate the project’s performance based on collected data at different checkpoints.
Multi Testing Strategy:
Refrain from depending on a single testing approach. When you have a lot of testing approaches available, use them.
Measure Change Impact:
The changes for correcting an error sometimes re-introduce more errors, keeping the measure of the impact of change on the project. Reset the new change to check the compatibility of this fix with the whole project.
Manage Good Relations:
Managing good relations with other teams involved in the project development is mandatory in the working environment. Bad relations between the QA team and the programmer’s team will directly impact the project. Don’t play politics.
Benefits of Quality Assurance (QA):
QA produces high-quality software.
High-quality application saves time and cost.
QA is beneficial for better reliability.
QA is beneficial in the condition of no maintenance for a long time.
High-quality commercial software increases the market share of the company.
We are improving the process of creating software.
Improves the quality of the software.
It cuts maintenance costs. Get the release right the first time, and your company can forget about it and move on to the next big thing. Release a product with chronic issues, and your business bogs down in a costly, time-consuming, never-ending cycle of repairs.
1. Quality Assurance (QA) is a process driven approach, it is a process to monitor and improve existing quality processes.
2. It is a process of verifying whether the software product or services meets or exceeds the customer expectations.
3. It ensures that the product or services are developed or implemented on agreed standards.
4. Quality assurance ensures that the processes designed for the product development and services are effective enough to meet the objectives.
5. It prevents the software defects/errors.