Software Testing Terms-Q

Software Testing Terms-Q
qualification: The process of demonstrating the ability to fulfill specified requirements. Note the term ‘qualified’ is used to designate the corresponding status.

quality: The degree to which a component, system or process meets specified requirements and/or user/customer needs and expectations.

quality assurance: Part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled.

quality attribute: A feature or characteristic that affects an item’s quality.

quality gate: A special milestone in a project. Quality gates are located between those phases of a project strongly depending on the outcome of a previous phase. A quality gate includes a formal check of the documents of the previous phase.


quality management: Coordinated activities to direct and control an organization with regard to quality. Direction and control with regard to quality generally includes the establishment of the quality policy and quality objectives, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement.



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