Software Quality Assurance

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Software Quality Assurance

Initial Preparation

1. Has an organizational policy been established for QA activities?


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2. Have all resources and funding been secured for performing QA activities?


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3. Has the QA Team received adequate training or possess appropriate qualifications?


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4. Has the QA team been oriented on QA roles, responsibilities, authority and values?


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5. Has a project QA plan been prepared according to a documented procedure?


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QA SOPs

1. Has a peer-review schedule been established and is it being followed?


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2. Have checkpoint reviews been established and are they being followed?


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3. Are reviews and reports being documented according to set procedure?


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4. Are deviations in activities and work products identified, documented and controlled according to an official procedure?


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Software QA - Functionality

1. Does the main function of the software directly resolve the user’s primary need?


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2. Is it consistent enough to address the user’s need with precision on a regular basis?


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3. Are the specific functions of the software successful in meeting specific user needs?


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Software QA - Efficiency

1. Do the functions of the software respond with reasonable speed considering the task being requested?


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2. Does the software actively utilize its resources economically when tasked to fulfil functions?


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3. Are the functional limits of the software within acceptable requirements?


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Software QA - Usability

1. Does the software define itself well enough for users to easily recognize if it is appropriate to their needs?


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2. Is the difficulty of learning to use the software reasonable considering its intended functions and the user’s needs?


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3. Is the software reasonably easy to use considering the functions being utilized and the user’s needs?


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Software QA - Security

1. Does the software ensure that confidential data is only accessible to authorized users?


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2. Is the software capable of resisting unauthorized access attempts through program modification and other malevolent means?


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3. Is the software capable of verifying the identity of an entity before allowing access?


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Software QA - Maintainability

1. Is the software composed of a sufficient number of separate components that remain unaffected, even if another component is changed or altered?


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2. Can the software handle reasonable modifications without suffering defects, malfunctions and a drop in overall quality?


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3. Is the software consistent and reliable enough so that test criteria can be established and accurate results can be achieved?


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