miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2012

Saving Money with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Part 2

 
This is the second part of an article written by Hernan Gil

 

cost analysis

 

Implementing some or all of the activities described in the previous article, takes time, effort and undoubtedly money. For that reason, it is necessary to analyze the ROI of this deployment, for which we will base on a study that analyzes the traditional stages of a project, and introduced defects , found defects and the cost of repair. As can be seen, the introduction of 85% of the defects of the application occurs at the beginning of the construction phase, but these defects are encountered gradually in subsequent stages.

The longer it takes to find a mistake, the more costly repair. Therefore it is proposed to establish activities that accompany the development process (instead of control points) to maximize the detection of defects in each stage, and to minimize the number and impact of the defects found in the final stages. It is important to try to estimate the cost of a defect found during testing versus find after putting into production, as the cost associated with the latter not only occurs to generate a new version, but also adds the regression test, the new production start and the time the system is offline.

¿where do we start?


Implementing all SQA activities simultaneously is costly and impractical. It is best to start with the activities in which they see results more quickly and effectively.
In addition, a phased implementation and fed help make the process smoother and more easily accepted. If you are in the initial stages of the project, should begin with the requirements verification and validation of architecture, while if it is already advanced, it is better to revise the design or directly take a look at the code.

 

UP Phases and disciplines: relation with SQA Activities.

 

Quality metrics


The only way to show what are the benefits of SQA activities is through metrics that reflect the evolution of the development process. If we can not measure improvements, we can not evaluate the effectiveness of SQA process and will not be possible to be improved. Examples of such metrics may include:

  • Number of incidents reported in production.
  • Number of incidents reported in testing.
  • Number of cycles of testing / rework required.
  • Time to make a change (categorized by impact).

 

Conclusions


SQA is a set of activities that aim to lower the cost of development to meet the established quality parameters.
It is feasible to achieve certain quality and cost, but you must know that it is possible to insert desired quality at the end of the development process, but must be created throughout the process. The sooner you start with SQA activities, the greater the benefits.

Tools

At Baufest we use to apply such practices using , on different phases, tools like:

  • Rational Quality Manager
  • Rational Functional Tester
  • Rational Performance Tester
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Project Server and Nintex workflows for Microsoft Project Server
  • Microsoft Sharepoint

Thanks to Nadia Cavalleri for collaboration in this article.

martes, 11 de diciembre de 2012

Productos & Innovaciones para SharePoint 2013

 
 

¿Cuáles son los planes de Nintex 2013?

Más que tener planes, ya están listos ahora. En la Conferencia de SharePoint se presentaron las versiones para 2013 de Nintex Workflow, Nintex Foms y Nintex Workflow para Project Server. Los clientes con planes iniciales para la transición a SharePoint 2013 pueden seguir adelante con sus inversiones en productos Nintex-ahora. Van a seguir una cadencia regular de mejoras e innovaciones continuas a lo largo de 2013, con inversiones avanzados en mobile, social, y en la nube.

¿Cómo aprovechará Nintex mobile, social, y la nube?


La generación 2013 de productos Nintex facultará a las organizaciones extender la automatización de procesos de negocio a más personas, lugares y dispositivos, continuando con la visión de ofrecer Nintex "para todo el mundo". Puede extender los workflows para la fuerza de trabajo mobile, utilizar las herramientas sociales para reinventar los procesos de negocio y de apoyo alojados en la nube de servicios.

¿Cómo se trabaja con Nintex y Yammer?

Se estan haciendo workflows sociales ya está integrado con Yammer, Twitter y Facebook, la plataforma de workflows Nintex seguirá añadiendo conectividad y capacidades de aprovisionamiento a las herramientas y servicios sociales. Extendemos los procesos a donde las personas trabajan realmente. Los usuarios pueden descubrir procesos y participar en tareas directamente en canales de medios sociales y feeds sociales de Sharepoint.

¿Cuáles son los plazos para desarrollar este primer lanzamiento para el 2013?

Para primera versión son:
 Nintex Workflow 2013 estará disponible a la venta en diciembre de 2012
 Nintex Forms 2013 estará disponible a la venta en enero de 2013
 Nintex Workflow para Project Server estará disponible en Q1 CY 2013
 Aplicaciones Nintex para Windows 8, iPhone y iPad estará disponible en Q1 CY 2013

¿Que es Nintex Workflow Online (Preview)?

Se trata de una aplicación para SharePoint Online, en la tienda de Office. Nintex Workflow Online (Preview) ofrece a los usuarios la capacidad de diseñar y ejecutar flujos de trabajo en SharePoint Online, arrastrar y soltar las acciones nativas de SharePoint y la conexión a los servicios de nube a través de Nintex Live. Esto da una idea de cómo Nintex Workflow en línea se hará que Office 365 sea más productivo, automatizando todo, desde las revisiones y aprobaciones, a los procesos de negocio complejos.

Si necesitas una demo de este producto contactanos en Baufest