From Software Quality Control to Quality Assurance

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A two-stage approach to transforming quality control to quality assurance: Quality Assessment (Stage 1) provides objective quantitative evaluation of quality while identifying and fixing software defects early in the development cycle, before they get to the customer and even before testing; Quality Assurance (Stage 2) helps prevent defects from entering the code base by enforcing coding standards during, and by preventing new defects from occurring during times of change through accurate impact analysis.

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