Not taking a quality approach from the beginning can have severe consequences on the engineering process. You’re more likely to accrue tech debt and you won’t be able to focus as much on implementing new features. In this Tech in 2, Senior Consultant Nickalous Fulton shares three keys to successful quality engineering.
If you’re having a quality approach from the beginning, when you’re building something, then as time passes you’re going to be able to build on that very easily. You’re not going to accrue so much technical debt and you’re able to put much more focus on implementing new features.
Whenever you’re trying to encourage a quality engineering culture, the biggest thing you’re wanting is participation and engagement from anybody that’s involved in what you’re doing.
If you’re in a meeting then you know you should feel empowered to speak up on any concerns or questions you may have. Sometimes you may not necessarily understand something, but that’s okay. Go ahead and ask that question, because you’re just ensuring that you have the proper understanding of what’s going on.
Seek New Perspectives
Working in software, people come from a lot of different backgrounds. Just because you’re working as a business analyst, or a QA, that doesn’t mean that you also haven’t worked as a developer. You know people come and have very broad skill sets. Let them be involved in processes and meetings that they normally wouldn’t be. You can encourage them to wear a couple different hats. One of the keystones of quality engineering is encouraging people to contribute in any way that they can.
Integrate Resiliency Throughout
Whenever you try to integrate more resiliency from the beginning design, going forward that’s going to make things a lot more testable and sustainable on their own.. Whenever deep defects come about, you’re going to have a much quicker and better understanding of their origin and cause.
The end result of this would be a more uniform organization. You’re going to have a smoother transition and better throughput from your design, to your implementation, and to your certification. Which results in a much better delivery to the stakeholders and end user.
Better Software Development Through Collaborative Communication
Collaborative communication in software development is so important, as it helps you anticipate obstacles, figure out how to resolve them and ensure you have a well-rounded product. In this Tech in 2, Senior Consultant Jennifer Butler shares three keys to collaborative communication.
Learning From Old Code to Improve New Code
When faced with very old code, a developer might question “what were they thinking?” or “who would design something like this?” In reality, though, there’s actually a lot that can be learned from old code. In this Tech in 2, Principal Consultant Jeremy Swineheart shares three keys to learning from old code.
Solving Common Problems in Software Development
A couple of the biggest challenges that Client Executive Hannah Stork is seeing in software development currently are capacity-based issues and speed-to-market challenges. In this Tech in 2, hear from Hannah as she shares three tips to solve these common problems.
Maximizing Efficiency, Not Productivity
In software development, efficiency is incredibly important. Perhaps even more so than productivity. In this Tech in 2, Senior Consultant Jennifer Butler explains why and shares three tips for driving efficiency in your software development teams.