As Wikipedia say, Quality assurance includes two principles: “Fit for purpose” (the product should be suitable for the intended purpose); and “right first time” (mistakes should be eliminated). For me this needs to be broken down further to understand in layman terms.
Obviously the goal is that the products should meets all functional and usability requirements to be usable and it should work but there are other soft requirements that needs to taken into considerations.
- Safety issues needs to be considered and safe to use should also be one of the principles.
- It should be a continuous process and not a one time meeting the requirements.
- As the requirements and functionality evolves so the test cases needs to be evolved and be added to the list of manual or automated testing.
- Keep the customer focus in mind and make the adjustments to the product doing QA with customer focus in mind.
- Involve all the stakeholders and use their inputs to make right QA decisions
- Keep the facts and let them coming and improve on the process
- Finally like I said its a life cycle and not a one time process!
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