Proactive SQA™ is a key basis of significant value-enhancing revisions to IEEE SQA Std. 730’s often-resisted “traffic cop” enforcement of procedural compliance. SQA also addresses but is not synonymous with tail-end quality control (QC) testing, catching errors right before they go out the door when they are too expensive and risky to fix. Effective systems organizations realize SQA can and should do far more, contributing proactively to assure the software process in fact does the right things well so it truly produces high quality cheaper by catching and preventing errors early. This interactive workshop explains common SQA misconceptions and the six functions SQA should perform that provide far greater value, analyzes why SQA groups so frequently have failed in IS, and presents practical approaches for successfully using SQA effectively throughout any life cycle to produce high quality systems. Exercises enhance learning.
A detailed outline can be found here.