RE: Another name for QA dept.

Subject: RE: Another name for QA dept.
From: Barbara Stuhlemmer <barbara -at- wanware -dot- com>
To: "'kanerb -at- concentric -dot- net'" <kanerb -at- concentric -dot- net>, "Tech-wl (E-mail 2)" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 07:48:36 -0400

Hey Beth,

I'm having problems posting to the list (domain name changes within the
company) so you didn't see my response . One company I worked for called it
the V&V dept. (Validation and Verification). QA (or QA/QC) was only used
for finished (released) products to test and confirm they were made to spec
and could be sold to a customer. The V&V department tested beta
software/hardware to confirm they met the project specs. Even if they
passed the V&V dept testing you could not send it to a customer because it
was not a released product. Because this company was a medical equipment
company, there were strict rules about development that had to be adhered
to, to meet FDA regulations for accountability.


On Friday, July 14, 2000 8:08 PM, kanerb -at- concentric -dot- net
[SMTP:kanerb -at- concentric -dot- net] wrote:
> OK, since no one else has said it (unless I missed something) -- I'll
> this to the list.
> At one of the greatest places I ever worked (Artisoft), it was called the
> Test Engineering department.
> I thought that was much more descriptive than QA. What these guys do is
> software. I think Quality Assurance is a sorry buzz-phrase that smacks of
> false promises.
> Hasn't anyone else worked someplace where they called it Test
> Surely we weren't unique.
> Beth Kane
> Senior Communications Specialist
> PersonalGenie Inc., Tucson group
> KaneRB -at- concentric -dot- net

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