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Improving the software testing and quality assurance environment can increase development productivity, lower delivered defect rates, increase customer satisfaction, and dramatically cut maintenance costs. An important first step in improving the process is to assess the current Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) characteristics in order to learn where and how to make improvements. Avant Systems Inc's proven assessment techniques and our up to date key indicator database can help your organization quickly and economically recognize what steps you can take to improve your testing and quality assurance processes.
Avant Systems Inc's assessment methodology utilizes proven techniques to measure the characteristics that have the greatest impact on software testing and quality assurance effectiveness. We build a unique QA/QC profile for your organization. This profile is compared to our extensive key indicator database of thousands of projects and applications from numerous organizations. We compare your QA/QC profile to best in practice results, using similar types of projects and organizations in our comparison. The primary deliverable of the assessment is a study report. This report details your organization's profile and makes recommendations for bringing your organization's processes and tools closer to best in practice.
Quality Assurance / Quality Control Attributes
Avant Systems Inc’S industry database includes those project and process characteristics which have the greatest impact on software testing and quality assurance effectiveness. Your organization's profile will include an analysis of the following attribute:
- Software Testing Methodology Test Plans and Policy
- Test Bed Facilities Test Scripting and Testing Tools
- Defect and Measurement Analysis Reviews and Inspections
- Project Management Personnel Experience and Staffing
- Software Development Methods Quality Assurance and Measurement
Assessment Findings and Recommendations
We will present your organization's software testing and quality assurance profile in comparison to industry averages and best in practice organizations. The findings are grouped into the following major categories:
- Personnel Experience and Management
- Test Methods and Techniques
- QA Methods and Techniques
- Environment and Support
- Testing Tools
- Project and Life Cycle Management
- Software Measurement
Based on the assessment findings, recommendations will be developed for each category described above. The recommendations will focus on how to improve the software testing and quality assurance process in order to bring it closer to best in practice organizations
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