EGI Quality Criteria Definition

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The Quality Criteria (QC) Definition Task is responsible of generating the Quality Criteria Documents that drive the Quality Criteria Verification.

Quality Criteria Roadmap

Quality Criteria definition is a continuous process driven by the requirements of users and operations communities, however the verification of new software releases is done against fixed release dates of the QC documents every 6 months. Between major these major releases, two minor releases are made available for lightweight review (one minor release every 2 months). The QC releases are done in coordination with the EGI Roadmap and Technoogy releases.

There are 3 different possible states for the Quality Criteria documents:

  • FINAL, meaning that the documents are actively used for verification of software products
  • DRAFT, for documents that are in preparation and will be used in the future for verification.
  • DEPRECATED, for documents that are no longer used in verification.

For a given UMD Release, there is only one FINAL version of the QC documents.

Quality Criteria Change Management

Changes in the criteria documents are triggered by one of the following sources of changes:

  • Requirements from User Community
  • Requirements from Operations Community (especially software incidents found in production)
  • Deficiencies in criteria found in Verification or Stage Rollout
  • Analysis of reference implementations of UMD Capabilities
  • Review and analysis of feedback from Technology Providers

Any change to criteria is tracked in the Related Information field that includes any links to direct source of change for the criterion (e.g. RT ticket with user requirement) and the Revision Log field, that records the historic information about the changes in the criterion.

Moreover, the Quality Criteria Release Notes include an overview of the most relevant changes produced in the whole set of criteria documents.