I need to present to directors/managers on current trends in Software Quality Assurance. The groupís practices are dated and have not modified 20+ years, as they say ďWeíre stuck in the 80ís both with technology and practicesĒ. Additionally, QA is catch all for anything that does not fall into Requirements, design, coding.
I have some ideas on current trends to discuss (below); however, Iím lacking supporting documentation or lists of pros/cons from someone elseís perspective. Does anyone have any suggestions on material I might reference? Does anyone have suggestions on topics? The systems are for custom human resource software so nothing like uTest is applicable.
Some ideas on trends:
Adhering to a methodology such as Agile or CMMI.
Open source tools such as Bugzilla and Mantis (optional topic as we have Quality Center).
Involving QA in the SDLC (not just the resulting functionality).
Automation earlier in the process
Test Case Review
Defining Unit test/QA/UAT/system test.