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What is quality?

August 01, 2021 Testing Peers Season 1 Episode 35
Testing Peers
What is quality?
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Testing Peers
What is quality?
Aug 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 35
Testing Peers

Welcome to another episode of the Testing Peers podcast.

This week the Peers are talking around the perennial topic of quality.

The Peers dive into what quality might mean, but in classic testers' style, we talk about the importance of context:

Quality is value to some person

Jerry Weinberg: Quality Software Management: Volume 1, Systems Thinking, 1992

The conversation moves onto talking about how we can even measure quality, be it via coverage, confidence, or other.

We also touch on Dan Ashby's definitions

Quality is defined as “correctness” and “goodness” in relation to stakeholder value. The system for causing quality is prevention and detection, and subsequent action. One performance standard is “zero known defects”, and others are “risk discovery” and “risk mitigation”. The measurement of quality is subjective, relative and personal, and therefore relates to confidence in perceived quality.

https://danashby.co.uk/2019/09/30/adapting-crosbys-4-absolutes-of-quality-into-a-software-context/



Thank you for listening. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more or would like to give us feedback to help us improve and grow.

Saffron QA is a provider of recruitment and consultancy services, exclusively for the software testing industry.

You can find out more at https://saffronqa.co.uk/  or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/saffron-qa/

We’ve found Ben from Saffron QA to be a great partner who has signed up to the vision and values that we have set out in our Testing Peers charter and we hope that you will take the time to visit and connect with him.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/testingpeers)

Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of the Testing Peers podcast.

This week the Peers are talking around the perennial topic of quality.

The Peers dive into what quality might mean, but in classic testers' style, we talk about the importance of context:

Quality is value to some person

Jerry Weinberg: Quality Software Management: Volume 1, Systems Thinking, 1992

The conversation moves onto talking about how we can even measure quality, be it via coverage, confidence, or other.

We also touch on Dan Ashby's definitions

Quality is defined as “correctness” and “goodness” in relation to stakeholder value. The system for causing quality is prevention and detection, and subsequent action. One performance standard is “zero known defects”, and others are “risk discovery” and “risk mitigation”. The measurement of quality is subjective, relative and personal, and therefore relates to confidence in perceived quality.

https://danashby.co.uk/2019/09/30/adapting-crosbys-4-absolutes-of-quality-into-a-software-context/



Thank you for listening. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more or would like to give us feedback to help us improve and grow.

Saffron QA is a provider of recruitment and consultancy services, exclusively for the software testing industry.

You can find out more at https://saffronqa.co.uk/  or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/saffron-qa/

We’ve found Ben from Saffron QA to be a great partner who has signed up to the vision and values that we have set out in our Testing Peers charter and we hope that you will take the time to visit and connect with him.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/testingpeers)