Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Although Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) are often organized in one department, they are different things, as defined by Hillel GlazerAuthor of Software Engineering Institute’s white paper “CMMI or Agile: Why Not Both!?” and an expert in blending Lean, Agile, and modern development techniques with CMMI and ISO.:

QA is not quality control (QC). […] To put it simply, QC is testing. […] In a nutshell, QA is process-oriented and QC is product oriented. […] QA makes sure you are doing the right things, the right way.

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