Everyone Plays a Role
After standards and conventions are in place, each part of the overall process can begin to perform and measure its function. Expectations and results should be clear, and the work of producing software can move forward with its best chances of success. Key to this is the belief that all parts of the system contribute to the quality of the product. The next few sections discuss some of the key elements surrounding different phases of the development cycle. Each role can contribute to the quality of the product, and part of that contribution may include changes in process ownership.
Project management must not expect the test team to “drive” quality into the product. If so, the remainder of the system ...