May 7, 2013

Stand Out From the Crowd with Data Metrics

This is a guest blog post from Software Quality Associates. If you’re like the majority of QA professionals, defining and capturing the correct data metrics can seem like an overwhelming task. What are the best metrics to help manage quality proactively? What are the benefits of investing time into developing your measurement system? Why should you measure at all? Your data is not your master—it is a tool for continuous improvement that, if leveraged correctly, can improve performance, communicate progress, and improve your overall development process. The key is to determine which metrics provide the richest source of information, then leverage that for maximum value. Join SQA’s Practice Director for Lifecycle Optimization, Sharon Niemi, in a collaborative webinar with Seapine Software for Use the Windshield, Not the Mirror: Predictive Metrics that Drive Successful Product Releases. In this informative webinar, Sharon will guide you through a case study of one company’s experience learning how to develop a mature measurement system. Sharon will explain the process from beginning to end, covering topics such as:
  • What measurement questions should be asked
  • 7 steps to capturing data
  • The lifecycle of a metric
  • The difference between can and should—just because you can measure it doesn’t mean you should
  • How to analyze the data, and the link between cause and effect
  • How to use the data to create a line of sight
To conclude, there will be a brief demonstration on how TestTrack makes capturing data easier, providing built-in metrics visibility throughout the product development process. The 60-minute webinar will be held on May 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register.