• Project U-QASAR successfully ended in November 2015

    by  • November 15, 2015 • 0 Comments

    On November 11th 2015, the European research project U-QASAR (“Universal Quality Assurance & Control Services for Internet Applications with Volatile Requirements and Contexts”) ended very successfully after the final review meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. Main objective of U-QASAR (http://www.uqasar.eu/) was to create a flexible Quality Assurance, Control and Measurement Methodology to...

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    Developing a companion to the U-Qasar methodology

    by  • July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The U-Qasar project has started the development of a companion to its methodology. The methodology is the ultimate document to help you create the Quality Model for your company, project or product. It describes a specific Quality Objectives Setting method, aka The Workshop, that gets everyone in the company to contribute to the quality model....

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    Technical Excellence – Quality in Agile Development

    by  • June 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    As part of the ongoing efforts to see how potential customers would receive and use U-Qasar, we have met with several people who are devoted to agile methodologies. For them, Quality Assurance seems to be a process imposed by the management, used to the different stages of waterfall software development (requirements, development, QA, …).  Thus,...

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    Impact of SQA and U-Qasar in your company

    by  • June 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The economic impact of software is certainly dependant in the quality of it. Companies developing software spend a lot of effort maintaining the software and removing errors and problems during the lifecycle of software. For companies using software, they have got so dependant on it that outages due to software errors can lead to...

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    Impact of innovative software

    by  • June 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    In any industry the adoption of a tool depends on several factors. While some of them are related to sociological aspects (diffusion of innovation), others are down to a simple cost-benefit analysis by the intended user of the software. In his seminal book, Diffusion of Innovations, Everett M. Rogers lists three categories for the...

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    Final Sprint for U-Qasar in Madrid

    by  • May 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    U-Qasar project is nearing completion and the consortium convened last week in Madrid for the last face-to-face meeting. The meeting was hosted at the Integra Co-working space, a great place to have this kind of events. The list of things to do in U-Qasar is growing and serious coordination needs to be done to...

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    Issue and Bug Tracking eats itself (Part V of SQA tools series)

    by  • May 7, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The series of SaaS tools for software development continues this time with Issue and Bug Tracking tools. As in previous posts in this series (on ALM, Test Management, and Continuous Integration tools) we are only focusing on those tools that are available on the cloud, also called SaaS, Software as a Service. However, this time we are...

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    U-QASAR Workshop – Madrid – 12 May, 2015

    by  • April 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    U-QASAR: Obtaining an integrated and objective overview of Software Quality in the new changing environments. This workshop presents an overview of the Software Quality Tools currently used in the new changing environments, and how to survive the huge amount of available information and obtain objective data useful for the Software and Business development. How...

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    Atlassian wins: The “Open culture, no bullshit” business model

    by  • March 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    NOTE: This post is cross-posted from Vaibmu’s blog. At Vaibmu, we are working with great researchers and developers on U-Qasar‘s business model, an open and flexible solution for integrating quality monitoring data that comes from developing software (Software Quality Assurance or SQA). U-Qasar has started as a European funded project (FP7), and it is...

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