IMPROVISING PRODUCT QUALITY THROUGH LIFECYCLE QUALITY MANAGEMENT.
Businesses don’t wait until a product is almost available to create a strategy for how it will drive revenue: Why then do they wait until the very last moment to ensure the quality of software? To deliver more projects on time, organizations have continually treated software quality as an afterthought, leading to poor adoption, lost revenue or worse, project failure and abandonment. To achieve higher quality software that meets business needs, a successful approach has emerged called Lifecycle Quality Management, which helps organizations infuse quality throughout the entire software development lifecycle that enables consistent delivery of high quality software applications, while systematically reducing costs, risk, defects, rework and time-to-market. In software the narrowest sense of product quality is commonly recognized as lack of “BUGS” in the software in good management. So total quality management (TQM) helps in improving the software quality with cost and time. In software development, the software quality and productivity analysis (SQPA) program is one of the approaches to improve quality. Our main aim to present this paper is to describe the main elements of TQM that helps in improving customer focus, process improvement of software development, human side quality, measurement and analysis. This paper examines the role of managers in quality management and also discusses about the Lifecycle Quality Management approach for software development.
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