Quality assurance


One of my friend told me that they have a QA department in their company. I ask him what is QA ? and get this old word in new look “Quanlity Assurance”. At that time I neglect that word and doesn’t bother about it, as i don’t know what it is and why we need it.

Today, I have been asked that why I haven’t check the coding pattern of developers working under me. Hmm , as a project manager and handling 15 projects at one go is it possible for me to check those things ? my answer  was NO. Not sure  if my  boss  like  my answer or not (and ofcourse he doesn’t).

But now  is the  time for us to think on Quality Management. Can  a project manager  get enough time to think even to check the coding?

It is partical problem in Small Software companies, they spend money, but on programmers only. But to make an application click we need more than just programmers. We need to re-read our SDLC Books, and should realize that we need a complete hierarchy to complete a project.

Even a Good programmer cannot do miracles. Software programming is Team work, Senior programmer/team leader/project manager all are good if their complete team is and is commited to do good.