Wednesday, March 30, 2011

QA vs. QC

In an earlier post I took a look at Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control. I find that there's an almost universal mislabeling of testing groups as QA when they're really QC.

This week I attending a webinar where Capers Jones discussed software quality. In the Q&A session I asked Capers if he makes a distinction between QA and QC and his answer was consistent with my thinking:

Quality Assurance - concerned with ensuring, measuring and increasing quality
Quality Control - concerned with problem detection and removal

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