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Horizontal traceability

Horizontal traceability shows relationship among related items such as between requirements itself. It traces dependent items within a development phase. Vertical traceability is a characteristic identifying the source of requirements typically from requirements to design, to the source code and to test cases. Horizontal traceability is an aspect identifying non hierarchical similarities, mutual properties, interactions, […]

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Customer Needs to Derived Requirements

Requirements are the basis for design. Requirements management processes manage all requirements received or generated by the project, including both technical and nontechnical requirements as well as requirements levied on the project by the organization. In CMMI Requirements Management (REQM) Process Area provides traceability of requirements from customer requirements to product requirements to product component […]

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Stages in an assessment/certification process

Organizations and companies often go for certifications/assessment like ISO 9001 or ISO 27001 or CMMI. A company may decide to seek certification for many reasons, as certification can: Meet Customer Requirements Result in more revenue and business from new customers Improve Company and Product Quality Assessment process is a continuous cycle. There are some stages/steps […]

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How to set objectives if there is no baseline?

Baselines are created for the core “value-generating” processes of the business in the organizations. From the observed measurement data, an organization comes up with various process performance baselines (PPB) periodically. In a software industry, there can be PPBs for coding speed, defect density, productivity, testing speed, review effectiveness etc. Then measurable improvement targets (process performance […]

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Pioneers in Quality domain

Quality Management resulted mainly from the work of the quality gurus and their theories. There have been three groups of gurus since the 1940’s: 1. Early 1950’s Americans who took the messages of quality to Japan: Joseph Juran, W Edwards Deming, and Armand Feigenbum 2. Late 1950’s Japanese who developed new concepts in response to […]

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Security testers, the bad guys ;)

I am comfortable as long as you are not intruding into my private space Well, then what about hackers..? They are supposed to intrude into your space. After all, that’s what they are supposed to do. So how can you ensure that your environment is less vulnerable? The answer lies in security testing. With this […]

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Impact analysis

Do an impact analysis whenever there is a change in the system  

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Who is a Process Engineer?

How will you answer to a common man’s question upon your profession? Suppose, you are a Quality engineer. But if a person who is not at all related to IT world asks you about your job, how will you answer? I thought about the same in many dimensions. Hmm.. It is easy to have a complex definition.. […]

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Life under Configuration Control

Am I organized? Are you organized? Do you feel cluttered; shall we first analyze the reasons behind the same. Lazy..? No time..? Poor memory..? Fear of Failure..? Procrastination..? To start organizing our life, we need to acknowledge the cause and make a decision to overcome it. Organization takes time, but when we get into the habit […]

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ANNEX SL in ISO 9001-2015

What is Annex SL in ISO 9001-2015? Annex SL is a platform upon which all the ISO management system standards rest. Yea, many more are there yet to reach the platform.  Some already took their places, including ISO 9001. With the September 2015 release, ISO 9001 also became a member in this Annex family. Through […]

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