What's an SQA?

Subject: What's an SQA?
From: Caryn Rizell <caryn -at- HPPTC95 -dot- ROSE -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 10:04:18 PDT

I'm not familiar with SQA. Is that the same as
an SME?


Caryn Rizell
caryn -at- hpptc95 -dot- rose -dot- hp -dot- com

> If you equate the writer/reviewer relationship to an
> author/editor relationship, then the writer/author will usually
> have the final say.

> It sounds to me that your SQA person is maybe a closet editor,
> and that she (oops, or he) is using her/his position to
> demonstrate her/his perceived expertise.

> The role of SQA (according to Watts Humphrey, a recognized
> expert in the field) is to review products and processes for
> completeness and adherence to standards. The level at which your
> SQA person is "reviewing" your documents appears to be outside
> the scope of her/his responsibility. [Note: Her/his responsibilities
> as defined by your company may very well include this level of
> detail...but it usually doesn't.]

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