qual·i·ty as·sur·anceNoun: The maintenance of a desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production.
QA is not a verb. QA stands for Quality Assurance.
So when you say "can you please QA this build", you are asking "can you please Quality Assurance this build?" That's probably not what you meant.
Perhaps you mean:
- Can you please check this build?
- Can you please test this build? copyrightjoestrazzere
- Can you please use your vast Quality Assurance skills to help ensure this build is of sufficient quality for our important stakeholders?
You wouldn't say:
- Can you please IT this computer?
- Can you please Development this code?
- Can you please Engineering this system?
- Can you please Product Management this requirement?
So please, don't use QA as a verb?
(Thank you for taking the time to Reader this article.)
This article originally appeared in my blog: All Things Quality
|My name is Joe Strazzere and I'm currently a Director of Quality Assurance. |
I like to lead, to test, and occasionally to write about leading and testing.
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