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Optimize Your SQA Practice Using a Full Lifecycle Approach

Apply SQA across critical development process steps to ensure quality all the way to product delivery.

  • Your software quality assurance (SQA) program is using the wrong set of metrics to measure how process improvements influence product quality improvements.
  • Roles & responsibilities and quality assurance initiatives are not well defined and need to be allocated to individuals that can be held responsible for quality-related issues.
  • You are finding it hard to determine a causation between SQA process improvements and an improvement in product quality.

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Critical Insight

  • Your product is only as good as your process. A robust development and SQA process creates artifacts that are highly testable, easily maintained, and strongly traceable across the development lifecycle, ensuring that the product delivered meets expectations set out by the business.
  • A small issue within your development process can have a ripple effect on the level of product quality. Discover what you don’t know and identify areas within your SQA practice that require attention.

Impact and Result

  • SQA must be viewed as more than defect analysis and testing. Instead, place greater emphasis on preventative measures to ensure application quality across the entire development lifecycle.
  • IT must create a comprehensive SQA plan that delineates roles and responsibilities as they relate to quality assurance. Ensure tasks and procedures improve process efficiency and quality, and formalize metrics that help to implement a continuous improvement cycle for SQA.
  • Our methodology provides simple-to-follow steps to develop an SQA plan that provides clear insight into your current quality assurance practices.
  • Establish a synchronous relationship between the business and IT to help stakeholders understand the importance and relative value of quality assurance tasks to current costs.

Optimize Your SQA Practice Using a Full Lifecycle Approach Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should optimize your SQA practice using a full lifecycle approach, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Assess your current SQA capabilities

Evaluate and understand your current SQA capabilities, as well as the degree to which metric objectives are being met.

2. Define SQA target state processes

Identify and define SQA processes and metrics needed to meet quality objectives set by development teams and the business.

Application Development Quality

Approach SQA with the realization that it is to be applied across critical development process steps to ensure quality all along the way of product delivery.
This course makes up part of the Applications Certificate.

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  • Course Modules: 4
  • Estimated Completion Time: 2-2.5 hours
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  • Jeff Forbes, Research Director, Applications Practice
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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 5 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Assess your current SQA capabilities
  • Call 1: Assess current state
  • Call 2: Review current state findings

Guided Implementation 2: Define SQA target state processes
  • Call 1: Assess target state processes
  • Call 2: Consider optimization initiatives

Guided Implementation 3: Determine optimization initiatives for improving your SQA practice
  • Call 1: Prioritize SQA optimization initiatives


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