Pursuing the highest quality standard in software programming
is our distinguishable competitive edge widely recognized in the
industry. Since the beginning of our company's production, we have
been using ISO9001 quality standard. Recently we have started another
major quality initiative to become CMM (Capacity and Maturity Measurement)
With consistent efforts for many years, we have systematically
established a comprehensive suite of procedures for quality software
development and programming. These Quantum Systematic Procedures (QSP) was introduced by our Software engineers from the U.S., refined
over the years, and has been applied rigorously to all development
projects to which we are obligated. This QSP not only defines a
software development process, but also defines roles and responsibilities
of every involving departments and their inter-relationships.
At the core of this QSP, our software programming consists of
three key departments: Systems Architecture and Design, Development,
and Configuration & Test. Each department controls a key piece
of the process, and is responsible for the quality of the piece
Following this QSP, Software Quality Assurance
(SQA) is organized
within each of the three key departments, which is approximately
one third of the total staff in size. It is involved in every phase
of project development, including early stage of requirement study.
During the development of a project, SQA requires that each phase
produces its documentation, conducts major inspection on all deliverables
and assures the output meet quality standard. PSP defines a process
in which all user requirements are divisible, traceable and testable
through the whole life cycle of the project.
The unit testing, integration testing and systems testing are
all conducted against requirements that are subdivided in various
details as appropriate over the course of the project. We have materialized
the separation of development environment (where unit testing is
done), systems testing environment and user acceptance environment.
We deploy a suite of development, debugging and testing tools, including
MS SourceSage, Heap Agent, PVCS, SQL, Purify etc., to help deliver