Quality Assurance

DataSource policies and procedures have been developed according to CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model Integration) standards and are designed to ensure that customer requirements are grasped, addressed, and ultimately met by the system delivered at the end of each development project.

Thorough Project Planning/Management, Requirements Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, and Software Quality Assurance practices form the basis for each project. These practices, along with customer involvement throughout the project and adherence to technical best practices, ensure that there are no surprises at project completion and that customers benefit from a technical implementation that handles their actual requirements.

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) activities run throughout the entire lifecycle for each project, as part of our CMMI® standards. Each work product, as well as each phase of the project, is audited to ensure compliance with DataSource’s policies and procedures. These audits ensure that correct steps have been followed and that the work performed is complete. Adherence to our CMMI® processes is critical for ensuring the overall thoroughness of each of step of the System Development Life Cycle as well as the accuracy of our documentation and management of the deliverables. Any deviation found during SQA audits will be reported to the Program and Project Managers, addressed, tracked, and re-reviewed until closed out.

The plans for the SQA process for the project — who will conduct the reviews, how often, the specifics as to how deviations will be tracked, and so forth — are documented in an SQA Plan as part of the overall Project Plan. The SQA Plan is adhered to throughout the project.

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