Software Quality Assurance is a good practice that every large scale business should employ. IT related businesses have never hesitated to use SQA to ensure that the application they will release for their users or sell to their customers will live up to their expectations.
On the other hand, there are companies that has opted to forgo with the usage of SQA and relied on application testers just to make sure the application will never have internal errors. The SDLC on the other hand, will ensure the development of the application will work as planned.
Like other development plans, there are issues why developers and companies do not use SQA.
This is the main reason why small scale companies hesitated to use SQA as part of their development plan. SQA is a different entity that works separately from the development team. Hiring another set of developers will mean another set of people to pay for. Developing software takes months to take and if you are a small-scaled company you will definitely have to cut costs.
This problem cannot just be answered with more money and resources. Unfortunately, the developers have to face the fact that SQA cannot just be implemented when everyone has to cut costs. Only the SDLC and the testing team could compensate what the SQA is lacking.
Years ago, an application could be easily built by a single developer and let the whole world enjoy them. Today, a highly efficient application would take years for a single developer to develop. By the time it could be integrated and implemented, it is already outdated.
The point is, software today is very complicated that team after team will be working on developing a single application and will take them months to develop. SQA has already been here for years and there are models that are not as good as it was.
To answer this concern the SQA team should carefully use CASE tools. These tools could easily summarize the functions. They ensure consistency in the evaluation of the application. That includes documentation of every stage of development.
This is one of the many concerns of the SQA models today. Because application development has been very rapid, the standardization of the application might not be the same as it was five years ago. The result for this is that although it has been deemed as an application developed with SQA, the type of SQA might not live up according to what is expected.
The standardization models might ensure that the application developed ten years ago is good but it might work today. Fortunately, this issue was answered with the development of new standardizations. This ensured that the application was developed according to the plan and today’s need. Today’s standards usually come with set of tools with an understanding that the application is more complex than it was.