SOFTWARE QUALITY CONTROL (SQC) is a set of activities for ensuring quality in software products. Software Quality Control is limited to the Review/Testing phases of the Software Development Life Cycle and the goal is to ensure that the products meet specifications/requirements.
It includes the following activities:
- Requirement Review
- Design Review
- Code Review
- Deployment Plan Review
- Test Plan Review
- Test Cases Review
The process of Software Quality Control (SQC) is governed by Software Quality Assurance (SQA). While SQA is oriented towards prevention, SQC is oriented towards detection. Read Differences between Software Quality Assurance and Software Quality Control.
Some people assume that QC means just Testing and fail to consider Reviews; this should be discouraged. And there are some who wrongfully think QC means Quick Check. Well, it does not, my friend! 🙂