This blog post explores six practical steps to control software quality and introduces the concept of software intelligence for further improvement.

Why is Software Quality Important?

Delivering high-quality software is crucial for several reasons:

  • Enhanced user experience and satisfaction: Users are more likely to be satisfied with a product that is functional, reliable, and easy to use.
  • Reduced development and maintenance costs: Fixing defects early in the development process is significantly cheaper than fixing them after release.
  • Improved brand reputation and market competitiveness: High-quality software helps build trust with customers and gives you an edge over competitors.
  • Minimized security risks and vulnerabilities: Secure software protects user data and system resources from unauthorized access.
  • Faster time-to-market for new features and updates: Efficient development processes allow you to release new features and updates quickly.

6 Steps to Take Control of Software Quality and Meet Software Intelligence with Oobeya

1. Track and Visualize Coding Activities:

Monitor atomic development activities like commits, pull requests, and code review cycles. Utilize visualization tools to gain actionable insights into your development process, identify bottlenecks, and improve efficiency. Consider tools like Oobeya, LinearB, Pluralsight Flow, and GitHub Insights.

2. Analyze Source Code Quality:

Continuous code inspection is essential for maintaining high-quality code. Implement these practices:

  • Enable on-the-fly code analysis with IDE extensions.
  • Integrate code analysis into your CI/CD pipeline.
  • Set quality gates and break builds if quality standards are not met.
  • Track and address all code issues.
  • Encourage developers to follow clean coding principles and standards.
  • Plan code quality tasks for each sprint.

Explore code quality analysis software like SonarQube, SonarCloud, CAST, and Fortify.

3. Care About Code Vulnerabilities:

Proactively identify and address security vulnerabilities in your codebase before they are exploited by attackers. Use quality control software (specifically SAST tools like SonarQube, Veracode, Checkmarx, Synk, and Fortify) to analyze your code and detect potential security issues. Integrate these tools into your CI/CD pipelines.

4. Test What You Code:

Comprehensive testing is vital for ensuring the functionality and reliability of your software. Increase your test coverage by employing various testing types like unit testing, integration testing, API testing, UI testing, and functional testing. Utilize testing frameworks and tools to write and execute tests effectively. Consider test management software like Testinium, Zephyr, and TestRail to track and manage test execution results.

5. Monitor Application Performance:

Application performance monitoring (APM) tools provide insights into user experience and application health. Identify and address performance issues that may impact user experience. Use APM tools like New Relic, Dynatrace, Sentry, Elastic APM, and AppDynamics.

6. Make Your Issues Visible:

Effectively capture, assign, and track issues throughout the software development lifecycle. Maintain clear visibility into all issues to ensure they are addressed promptly. Utilize quality management software systems like Jira, Azure DevOps, GitHub, and GitLab.

Introducing Software Intelligence:

While these steps can significantly improve software quality, managing multiple tools and data sources can become overwhelming. This is where software intelligence comes in.

What is Software Intelligence?

Software intelligence provides a unified platform that connects your existing DevOps tools and offers:

  • Complete visibility into your software development lifecycle
  • Identification of bottlenecks across the entire development process
  • Actionable insights to improve software quality and team performance

Oobeya: Your Software Engineering Intelligence Partner Enables Control Software Quality

Oobeya, a software engineering intelligence platform, helps organizations deliver faster, high-quality software. It connects your existing DevOps tools to provide:

  • Real-time monitoring of the entire software development lifecycle
  • Visualization of software delivery cycles
  • Complete visibility into software health and delivery efficiency
  • Real-time data and insights to empower informed decision-making

By leveraging Oobeya’s software engineering intelligence platform, you can take control of your software quality, improve development efficiency, and ultimately deliver exceptional software products.

After these practical steps, we need to talk about a new concept to overcome some difficulties.

The DevOps toolchain of an organization includes many tools to manage, maintain, and operate all the engineering processes.

Therefore, engineering managers should log in to many different tools, find their projects/teams, get relevant metrics of the projects/teams, and map them all in their brains to see the health and efficiency of their software and teams.


DevOps tools

DevOps tools – Control Software Quality

At this point, software engineering intelligence is here for you. Software engineering intelligence provides a complete platform to take control of software quality, identify bottlenecks of the entire development process, and produce actionable metrics to help you improve your software and team performance.

All the tools you use, and all the analysis you perform in DevOps, help you get a deeper level of software intelligence. And software intelligence helps you get rid of misinformation and disinformation about your product development process.

Oobeya -a brand-new software engineering intelligence platform- helps organizations deliver faster, high-quality products by connecting their DevOps tools. Oobeya enables real-time monitoring of the entire software development life cycle and analyzes coding activities to visualize software delivery cycles.

By enabling Oobeya, you get complete visibility into your software health and delivery efficiency in a single platform.

Accessing real-time data and insights on teams and processes makes you more confident in taking action on product development and engineering processes.

Let The Power Be With You

If you want to build a high-performing technology organization, it’s time to meet software intelligence with Oobeya.

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