For the past 30+ years I have worked within the commercial data processing arena, with a heavy concentration on Software Quality:-
Hewlett Packard (Application Programmer: 1990 – 1998)
SAP Labs Inc. (Certification consultant and QA Lead: 1998 – 2004)
Well Fargo Bank (Technology Manager (QA): 2004 – 2011)
SugarCRM, CRM start up (Senior QA: 2011 – 2017)
Ford Research and Innovation Center, Palo Alto CA (QA Engineer: 2011 – today)
It was during my time at SAP Labs that I became interested in QA and Software Process Improvement. From that time I also began to specialize in the problems (and solutions) of load testing large enterprise systems, completing my Master’s degree in 2004 with a dissertation entitled:-
A time driven approach to simulating HTTP traffic
The following websites represent my personal interest in all things to do with Software Process Improvement (SPI), SQA and software testing:-
sqa.net My first website, established over 10 years ago to answer the simple question (but difficult answer) What is SQA?
software-quality-assurance.org Having looked at a number of definitions of QA and SQA I realized that adherence to standards only makes sense within a continuous improvement framework (i.e. not for its own sake). This site looks at CMMi, a standard Software Process Improvement framework from the Software Engineer Institute. The CMMi Essay Button is a somewhat tongue in cheek guide to implementing and benefiting from CMMi for the ‘every day’ person (not just NASA personnel).
If you are working for an academic institution or you are a student, please feel free to reference and quote from my websites (with an acknowledgement in the form of: I. Fleming (sqa.net)).
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