Getting Started

Time, cost, and quality are the ramification triad of project decision making. It is said that you can pick two but not all three when making improvements. If you improve the timeline for instance, quality may suffer and costs for new resources go up. If quality improves, then it may take more time.

In projects, timelines slip and quality is one aspect that might suffer for it. For software projects, this can mean that you go live with some level of acceptable bugs in the system instead of zero. You then can work through the bugs after you go live. Quality assurance and testing ensures quality in products and services as a result of completed project work.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Apply a biblical perspective to quality planning.

Preparation, Scope, Quality, and Risk

Preparation, Scope, Quality, and Risk

Resources


Background Information

There is not much in this world we can call perfect. Acceptable, good, and sufficient are much more likely on projects and in our daily lives. Jesus was the only perfect human being on earth. The scripture below talks about not loving money, doing your best, testing everything, and that nobody is perfect. On projects, looking for perfection can be a time-waster. Verification of software that works or services that are acceptable is a sliding scale and not necessarily require yes or no as responses. Even though we should always strive for high quality, in a business, you have to determine if customers will pay for high quality or not and let that determine your ability to test for and develop very high quality.

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

Hebrews 13:5

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15

“But test everything; hold fast what is good.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21

“And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.”

Luke 18:19


Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read the Introduction and Alignment and the Background Information sections above.
  3. Navigate to the discussion thread and respond to the following prompt(s):
    1. When is what you produce good enough? How do you decide?
    2. What should test plans for a project be based on?
    3. God wants to have a personal relationship with all people even though they are sinners. Describe a time when someone was a friend to you when you did not deserve it?
  4. Your initial post is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop and should be at least 200 words.
  5. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop. Responses should be at least 100 words.
  6. Use headings to organize your answers so that it is clear to which questions you are replying and to facilitate your classmates’ responses and any questions from your instructor.
  7. Your postings also should:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.

Requirements: 200