O'Reilly logo

Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Know What Quality Means for Your Project

Understanding the project drivers, constraints, and floats is the first step to understanding what quality means to your sponsors and customers. The sponsors are the people who are paying for the project. The customers are the people who use the product. Those people are not necessarily the same—and neither is their definition of quality. And yes, that makes life harder for you. But part of knowing what done means is understanding what quality means for your project.

Weinberg says, “Quality is value to someone” (Quality Software Management: Volume 1, Systems Thinking [Wei92]). This definition allows you to add more features and see how many more (and what kinds) of “someones” a feature might attract. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required