Resources For Software QA

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Hi ASQ Community,

Can I please be directed to ASQ Resources on Quality Assurance related to software? If none, feel free to recommend non-ASQ resources.

Specifically, I am interested in knowing more about 1) SW Development, 2) Stage-Gates, and 3) Common Metrics used to measure success before and after product launch. I also welcome methods you’ve used to bridge collaboration efforts–if you are HW focused–through the product’s lifecycle.


My Quality role interacts more and more with SW experts. Although my QA expertise is HW focused, I recognize that the customer may not distinguish between the two when experiencing a pain point.

4 Replies

Hi there,

You could start by looking through search results found at the various tabs on this page:

I hope this helps you get started!


Duke Okes
257 Posts

Linda Westfall is a software QA expert, and also teaches the CSQE course. Here's her LinkedIn profile link:


Most anyone on the Software Division leadership team would be happy to help you. You can email me directly at Also check out Linda Westfall's Software Excellence Academy. Her theme this month is testing.

Jay Arthur
27 Posts

I've been developing software for 50 years. One of the easiest ways I have found to deal with software defects is what I call the “Dirty 30 Process for Six Sigma Software”. Here's the PDF.