Posts Tagged ‘quality characteristics’

Charisma Testing Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

Why do you prefer a product even if it has equal functionality to a competitor? What is it that makes one product stand out amongst the other? Maybe you have had thoughts about what makes a product feel special? We all know that this happens in some way, but how do you test for the […]

Using Quality Characteristics Rikard Edgren 3 Comments

More than 3 years have passed since we published the first version of our Software Quality Characteristics. It is quite popular, and it is now translated to 8 languages by testing enthusiasts. But it’s about time to talk a bit more about how to use the list, where there are at least three typical scenarios: […]

Translations of Quality Characteristics the test eye 7 Comments

To our delight,, Software Quality Characteristics have been translated to five languages. Not only have these people created more words describing aspects of quality, they have also developed their own understanding. Dutch – Software Kwaliteits Kenmerken (Huib Schoots, Ruud Cox, Ray Oei, Zeger van Hese, Jean-Paul Varwijk, Jeanne Hofmans) Polish – Charakterystyki jakości oprogramowania (Radosław […]

(Lateral) Tester Exercise IV – Quality Characteristics Rikard Edgren No Comments

* Take any product, or a part of it. * Choose one category of the quality characteristics. * Go through each sub-category and consider if it is relevant. * For these, write a quality objective anchored in the product, that is useful to many roles. * Design and execute tests that challenge these objectives. * […]

Software Quality Characteristics 1.1 the test eye 5 Comments

A year has passed since we released version 1.0 of our quality model without metrics. It is time for a new version, with additions and corrections we have learned over the year (and a Swedish translation!) 1.1 English 1.1 Swedish 1.0 English Feedback is always welcome! /Rikard, Henrik, Martin

Observation and interpretation by proxies Henrik Emilsson 3 Comments

If you haven’t done it before, have a look at the Software Quality Characteristics that we published last year: TheTestEye – Software Quality Characteristics You can probably imagine ways of testing for all of these quality characteristics yourself, and you might even come up with good oracles that can assist you in the interpretation of the […]

Software Quality Characteristics 1.0 the test eye 4 Comments

With all due respect, this is the announcement of the perhaps most powerful public two-page document in the history of software testing. It is an extended re-write of James Bach’s Quality Criteria Categories, and has been developed to 12 categories (CRUCSPIC STMP) and 93 sub-categories for software quality characteristics/attributes/factors/dimensions/properties/criteria/aspects. This list is not objectively true, […]