Quality Management System (QMS)

PIXELBIRD™ has always taken a hardnosed position with respect to quality. Our Quality Management System (QMS) is a set of complex engineering and managerial activities that ensure high quality of delivered software through the entire workflow.

QMS Tasks and Objectives

  • Expansion and operation of procedures and regulations for software development process based on industry best practices and standards.
  • Product life-cycle monitoring to ensure compliance with established processes and guidelines.
  • Product quality verification and validation to ensure its correspondence with the clients’ specifications.
  • Implementation of an effective collaboration of all project team members.

Independent QA Department

Our  QA department is an independent structural subdivision. Our QA team consists of skilled QA engineers and experienced testers that are involved in the projects on a dedicated or as-needed basis. QA engineers’ allocation depends on the project size and complexity. If the need is, they can be easily transferred from one project to another. Such flexibility allows optimising project efforts and correspondingly the overall project budget. Since the QA team is not accountable to the project manager the development team does not bias their work.

  • Document and Code Reviews
  • Defect Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Process Monitoring
  • Risk Management

Simultaneous Development & QA

PIXELBIRD™ conducts quality assurance procedures throughout the software lifecycle. QA team members are involved in all project phases. Business analysis and requirements specification concerning a project is allocated to the Lead QA specialist from the initial stage itself. This simultaneous interaction of the development and QA teams ensures a better perception of the project scope and the client’s business objectives.


A typical QA lifecycle includes the following phases:

  • Initiation and Planning — the responsible QA person studies the project specification, starts test plan elaboration and assigns QA team members for specific tasks.
  • First Review — testing of first development deliverables. The project test plan and test items refined. (if necessary)
  • Iteration Audits — on-going testing of intermediate iterations builds.
  • Final Verification and Validation — the final product’s thorough testing to ensure the final quality and readiness for deployment.

QA process may include different test types to ensure increased QA depth:

  • Functional and Regression Testing
  • GUI and Usability Testing
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Installation/Configuration Testing
  • System/Integration Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Internationalization/Localization Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)