I need an example of a QA Manual or QA testing policies and procedures. If there is a known template out there or software that provides a demo that includes examples of various types of methodology that would help too.
If someone knows of software that makes building QA Manuals much easier, please inform me.
Re: A Sample QA Manual or QA Policies/Procedures Need
It's never easy, Anie; I wish it were. All the templates in the world aren't going to help you. There are a bizillion templates out there - everything needs to be customized according to your particular company and environment. How would you know what type of methodology to pick or which templates would work best if you haven't actually worked with any of them? If you don't mind me saying so, my suggestion would be that you convince your management to allow you to hire an expert to assist you with this. This doesn't mean you aren't a talented person or a great resource; part of really being great is knowing your own limitations and asking for help when you need it.
A reputable consulting firm in your region that strongly promotes and markets QA/QC services would be a good place to start.
The advantage to hiring a consultant for this is that they'll help you get everything set up and then they'll go away [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. This means you'll benefit and learn tremendously from their experience and when they leave, you'll be the "expert".
Actually, I found just what I was looking for online in the form of what is offered at www.nexant.com.
Check this site out when you get a chance.
This site shows process templates for Software Development, Project Management, etc.
My comments still hold true, Anie. Their software is based on RUP; is that what you want? Do you know what RUP is and what it involves for QA/QC? Or what kind of QA/QC templates are there? Would you be able to tell if they're good or bad? Do you have the experience to know what you need to customize for your organization?
The instructions say you need to customize whatever they provide using your own knowledge and experience; if you don't have that, you'll just own a tool.
I'm not trying to discourage you; just help you to really look at what you need to make happen. The tool is the easy part. Actually, the tool isn't particularly necessary. The key to the entire process is having the experience to know what to set up and how.
Nothing is worse than spending months setting up a QA manual or processes/procedures only to find no one uses it or that it doesn't really work very well.
There is nothing like the voice of wisdom. You are certainly wise and generous to share your wisdom and time with me.
I am glad you pointed out all that you have.
I will be sure to investigate before spending $1775
on that tool. Thanks again.
probably I'm digging the same thing again,.. but its becoz i have to. I'm supposed to set up the Quality Process at my workplace, a startup company, from scratch. Can u go on suggesting how I should go about it?
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