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Quality Time

At Construx I teach both the Estimation seminar and the Advanced Quality seminar. One question I usually get during the Estimation seminar goes something like this, "How can I estimate how long quality will take?" Now this is a fascinating question in that it is so wrong and yet so important to the people asking it. Let's...

  1. Posted on October 2, 2007 6:50:PM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Testing & QA, humor, testing, quality

Doing Justice to V&V

One of my secret passions is to kill the man (or woman) who started to use the terms verification and validation in the software world. I know you are hiding out there and when I find you, I will do justice. I mean, first of all there is this horrible trick of using two words that sound so close in English. We don't use many of those 'V' words in this language on a day to day basis so just starting out with a 'V' pretty much means we ignore the rest of the letters. I think...

  1. Posted on July 29, 2007 6:40:AM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Testing & QA, Technique, humor, testing, validation, verification, v&amp, v