We establish clear requirements and targets to deliver a product.

Quality assurance is a process utilized for businesses to ensure that their products are of the highest quality. It helps boost a company’s reputation and customer satisfaction. It covers an entire cycle of ensuring quality throughout all stages of software development including operations management. As we said in our article, quality assurance is the cure for all software diseases. 

There are 5 primary QA functions:

  • Technology transfer: This function involves getting a product design document as well as trial and error data and its evaluation. The documents are distributed, checked and approved.
  • Validation: Here validation master plan for the entire system is prepared. Approval of test criteria for validating product and process is set. Resource planning for execution of a validation plan is done.
  • Documentation: This function controls the distribution and archiving of documents. Any change in a document is made by adopting the proper change control procedure. Approval of all types of documents.
  • Assuring Quality of products.
  • Quality improvement plans.

Ultimately, effective QA relies on many moving parts, and it requires diligence and adaptation to meet customer expectations for any product at any given time:

Primary QA functions

For maintaining quality from start, we at Mad Devs firstly are taking following steps.

We make ourselves acquainted with customer expectations

We establish the QA processes in compliance with customer requirements and demands to ensure the delivery of a product that operates impeccably.

How we ensure customer expectations at Mad Devs?

  • 1.  We set up feasible expectations.
  • 2. We select automation tool.
  • 3. We set right priorities to functionalities to be automated.
  • 4. We define delivery criteria and milestones.
  • 5.  We gather feedback from customers and other stakeholders at every stage.

We determine testing priorities

Priority is defined as the order in which the defects should be resolved from low to urgent. The priority status is usually set by the testing team while raising the defect against the dev team mentioning the timeframe to fix the defect. We strictly prioritize features and functionalities that need to be tested to address bugs that impact user experience.


We establish clear release criteria

We focus on code areas where the most significant changes were made and use existing automation tests to handle the parts that were not changed in the current release to optimize the time and effort needed for QA.

Release Criteria majorly consists of objectives like:

  • Success goals.
  • Testing all the requirements.
  • Important features of the project.
  • Document release notes.
  • Ensure Compatibility.
  • All features identified in the Software Requirement Specifications should be met.

This list is non-exhaustive as the goals and requirements of the client as well as the software testing team can vary from company to company, product to product and from one project to another.

Why need so much preparation? All this information can lead us to employing clear code quality metrics.

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Vladimir Pan

Vladimir Pan

QA Engineer