Although companies have an enormous amount of tasks to follow, quality is a threat that should be always omnipresent. Quality is not just a regular activity, it is more of a needed organizational habit. Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) is the heart of software testing. Likewise, in software testing, these two terms are in every product and project. But there is a sensible difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control!
What is Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance is a series of activities that are determined before production begins. Namely, these activities start simultaneously with the beginning of the project and take place during the full project cycle. QA ensures that all of the agreed methods, approaches, and techniques are without deviations to prevent mistakes. Consequently, the main goal of Quality Assurance is to organize flawless development and to protect the final product from possible defects, too.
What is Quality Control
Quality Control is a detection strategy that focuses on identifying defects in products and even services. It focuses on all the activities that determine the level of quality of delivered products/solutions. Furthermore, QC is strictly led by industry quality standards. The solutions are checked against customer requirements, with various checks being conducted at planned points in the development lifecycle.
Basic differences between QC and QA
Software Quality Assurance
- It assures that no compromise will be done with the quality.
- It manages quality
- Acts as a decision-making tool
- The main aim is to prevent defects
- The focus is on the full software development life cycle.
Software Quality Control
- It focuses on giving quality requests to the end-user
- It verifies the quality
- Acts as a remedial tool
- The main aim is to identify and remove the defects
- The focus is on the software testing life cycle
In a nutshell, the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control is as follows. QA refers to a system of reviewers that takes place during a specific period before the project submission. It detects & fixes any last-minute issues. On the other hand, QC encompasses the entire life of the project and is an ongoing process, which addresses problems as they appear. Both vital “tools” are an integral part of the Tech Industry, thus specialists in these fields are a must to every project that you see out there!
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