NOTES

1. The term P&L manager refers to the executive ultimately responsible for both the revenue and expenses for the product organization. In larger companies, this is likely to be a division general manager or president. In smaller companies, it is likely to be the CEO or president. In this article "business manager" will be substituted for "P&L manager" in most cases, as the former term is more commonly used

2. Product quality management consists of the quality management function (ensuring that good quality policies are in place and enforced), the quality assurance function (developing and implementing practices and processes that ensure that quality products are produced), and the quality control function (actual testing of products to ensure conformance to customer requirements)

3. Most organizations call these criteria "requirements." These are the specifications that the organization believes a product must meet in order to satisfy a customer need.

4. Professionally means that the team provides information in a form, at a time, and in a way that is perceived as non-threatening, objective, and valuable. There is no appearance of a hidden bias or agenda. In short, the test team is respected and listened to by all parties. This is not usually the case with test teams.

5. While a number of companies have contracted to put dedicated software test teams on a customer's site, these companies have typically not been dedicated software testing companies, nor have they put dedicated labs in place without specific long-term contracts.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment