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Making Sense of Software Quality Assurance-Raghav Nandyal
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Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill
Publish date : 06-Aug-2007
Category : 3D Graphics
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Hardback
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List Price :   Rs. 795
Greenleaf Price :  Rs. 676
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Indian ISBN 13 : 9780070633780
Pages : 384
Book Summary : Making Sense of Software Quality Assurance
Throughout the book Raghav describes various approaches to appraisals that will make them more efficient and more effective...His approach is a practical way to help with process improvement -Jack Harding, Partner, Software Technology Transition

Following the recommendations in this book will go a long way in enhancing the state of software quality assurance practice -C R Nagaraj, Senior VP, Quality, Satyam Computers Services Ltd

Illustrates practical implementation of the appraisal method describes in SCAMPI method definition document -Srini Kankanahalli, Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland

  • What are the typical competencies of a software quality assurance professional?
  • Making Sense of Software Quality Assurance will be useful to quality professionals, managers, process specialists and practitioners of software and systems engineering.
  • How does a qualitative appraisal differ from a run-of-the-mill appraisal?
  • What makes software quality assurance challenging?
  • How important is professional judgment while conducting appraisals?

  • The focus of this book is on answering such questions. It collates the author's rich experience with leading high maturity appraisals in world-class organizations as a lead appraiser for CMMI and People CMM.

    Throughout the book various approaches to appraisals that will make them more efficient and effective are illustrated. Replete with numerous examples from appraisal records and implementation references from the SITARA Process JewelBoxTM, this book is on making effective use of time and money spent on software quality assurance activities, using structured appraisal methods such as the SCAMPI.

    The Role of software quality assurance function as a mentor to both the organizational management and delivery functions is critical to enable strategic execution. For the secrets which spell success for software initiatives is based on a strong foundation of evaluation and continuous process improvement. The focus of this book is on describing the necessary building blocks with which to enable a strong foundation of evaluation.

    About the Author
    Raghav S Nandyal has many years of consulting, software engineering and management experience. He is a Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, by the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and has the rare distinction of being authorized to lead SCAMPI appraisals for both the CMMI and the People CMM. He has been a practitioner, prime consultant, coach and an assessor on process improvement initiatives involving the CMMI, the Software and People CMM in leading multinationals, worldwide such as Motorola, NYNEX Science & Technology, LG Group and Intelligroup, Inc. since 1992. He is a respected authority in areas of software engineering and management and is on the international review panel for IEEE Software. He has authored two books on People CMM and CMMI and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He has trained and mentored a number of people across the globe in the areas of strategic management of software initiatives.

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