If you had the chance to write out the tenants (unbreakable ground rules) by which your quality assurance team lives, what would they be? Here are some I’ve been thinking of:
- We partner actively in quality-first development, by participating in the entire SDLC and by contributing tools, process, and time to the development activity.
- We do not and cannot ‘test in quality’. We test to validate requirements, discover missing or inaccurate requirements and implementation, and to expose defects.
- We use tools and process to discover defects, validate functionality, and improve quality. Not to use tools and process.
- Secure software is a top priority—we protect our users’ privacy as well as our applications reliability.
What about you? Do you have other tenants on your team?