notes and rants

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April, 2008

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    SMART Goals

    In my previous post, I mentioned that Goals in GQM should be S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound). A reader questioned how applicable SMART is to every scenario, and I thought it would be worth it to reply here. I use...
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    Does GQM Work?

    I was typing a response to Matt on his blog to this post , when I realized two things. 1 - the comment forms on blogspot blow 2 - due to the length of my reply and #1 above, I thought it would be ok to respond here. NOTE: If you don't know what GQM is...
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    Testing and Quality

    I’ve been thinking about testing and quality again lately. Across the industry, testers call themselves “quality assurance”, or “quality engineers”, and testers say they “measure quality”. I’ve had serious thoughts recently whether the two terms (“quality...
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    What is Quality?

    How can such a simple question have so many answers. ISO has an answer, Crosby has an answer, Juran has an answer, Weinberg has an answer, and thousands of others have their own answers or variations on the answer. The problem with most answers is that...
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