Welcome to the QA Blog!
We have moved our Quality Assurance blog from the QA website to the new PMO website as part of ITS!
The QA group is now a member of the ITS – Project Management Office (PMO), and is dedicated to providing testing services for all software projects within the (PMO). Among other things, these testing services include test planning, determining test strategies, exploring the user’s needs, and reporting issues effectively.
Everyone has heard of Quality Assurance, but there are many differing opinions on what it really is. And just as many questions; such as…
- What is Quality Assurance?
- Why do we need it?
- Can we really assure the quality of anything?
Excerpt taken from the Software Testing Body of Knowledge for CSTE
The “basics” of software testing are represented by the vocabulary of testing, testing approaches, methods and techniques, as well as the materials used by testers in performing their test activities.
Quality Assurance versus Quality Control
There is often confusion regarding the difference between quality control and quality assurance. Many “quality assurance” groups, in fact, practice quality control. Quality methods can be segmented into two categories: preventive methods and detective methods. This distinction serves as the mechanism to distinguish quality assurance activities from quality control activities. This discussion explains the critical difference between control and assurance, and how to recognize a Quality Control practice from a Quality Assurance practice.