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Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Testing
What Is The Main Difference between Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Testing?
Asked by Deepali Rai | Aug 5 2012 | Report this Report abuse
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View Sameer  Nathan 's Profile
Quality Control is basically done via the use of processes and the quality is measured against the output of the process.

Quality Assurance on the other hand has the quality measured against the result of plans and activities done to validate the specifications.

While QA and QC are the approaches taken, TESTING is the activity performed...
Aug 15 2012 | Report this Report abuse
View Varnit  K P 's Profile
Quality Assurance:
A set of activities designed to ensure that the development and/or maintenance process is adequate to ensure a system will meet its objectives.
Quality Control:
A set of activities designed to evaluate a developed work product.
The process of executing a system with the intent of finding defects. (Note that the "process of executing a system" includes test planning prior to the execution of the test cases.)
Aug 13 2012 | Report this Report abuse
View Mahesh  Reddy 's Profile
For Quality professionals, it is very important to understand the difference between QA & QC. I have compiled a nice article explaining the same concept in simple language

Quality Assurance makes sure you are doing the right things, the right way.
Quality Control makes sure the results of what you've done are what you expected
Aug 11 2012 | Report this Report abuse