Julie Marsh

Throughout the laboratory, staff have been making great strides on implementing Fermilab’s SQA program. The implementation of Fermilab’s Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Program is taking place across the laboratory. Thanks to the hard work of the divisions and sections, 988 software applications so far have been entered into the laboratory’s Configuration Management Database, an inventory of all the applications used throughout the laboratory. Application owners are at different stages of completing the main deliverables of the SQA implementation plan, which…

The Software Quality Assurance program applies to all applications used at the laboratory. We all have certain expectations for how particular pieces of software should perform. At Fermilab, we develop and use highly sophisticated software to meet the needs of our scientific programs. We also use commercial applications that have been customized or configured to meet specific operational needs. Regardless of the application, it’s important that the laboratory’s software meets or exceeds the requirements or expectations for its intended use….