Quality Assurance vs. Testing

December 13th, 2022 by inflectra

One of the biggest misnomers in software projects is that quality and quality assurance is the same thing as testing, which is a big misconception. Quality encompasses a much larger responsibility, including the quality of an organization’s processes, people, training, systems and culture.



This focus on holistic quality used to be the exclusive preserve of more regulated industries such as life sciences and manufacturing. But there has been a dramatic change in the regulatory and legal landscape over the past five years, due the dawning realization that software is an essential component of the modern economy. Now, CIOs and technologists are being held to a higher standard, since software has become an critical service, so quality in its wider form, is no longer optional.

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