Quality Management

The goal of this effort is to define a common set of resources, formats and RESTful services for Quality Management tools to interact with other Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. This includes test execution tools such as functional and performance test tools in addition to source control, defect management, and code development tools.

Quality Management Charter


The goal of this effort is to define a common set of resources, formats and RESTful requests for the use in Quality Management tools and use by ALM and PLM tools.

Quality Management (QM) resources define the planning, construction, and execution phases of a typical test cycle.


The QM Workgroup will produce:

  • Scenarios – these will guide the priorities and specification contents within the Workgroup
  • Specifications – both maintenance of existing specifications, guidance on usage and new specification
  • Supporting and enabling material – on an as-needed basis to support broad adoption

Relationship to other activities and workgroups

Certain specification needs may be found useful and needed by other domain workgroups and therefore may be adopted or endorsed by the Core Workgroup.

This WG will be an active participant within the Core Workgroup as well. The participant will be the Workgroup Lead or a delegate.

For more information, see the Workgroup Best Practices.

Target Specification Development Organizations (SDOs)

Specifications developed by this WG may be contributed to these SDOs:

This contribution to these SDOs is dependent on maturing the specifications within this WG and gaining consensus on the contribution. At that point, the WG would make a proposal to the OSLC Steering Committee for such a move. For more information, see the Workgroup Best Practices.


By agreeing to become a member of this Workgroup, this implies some amount of time and contribution to assist in the development and promotion of the specification. There is no minimal amount of time or level of participation.

It is recommended that each member should expect to:

  • attend the teleconferences
  • participate in off-line mailing list discussions
  • contribute and review scenarios
  • participate in prioritization activities
  • potentially lead the Worgroup and/or meetings
  • contribute specification content in the form of proposals and actual specification text
  • edit and organize the specification
  • address specification issues
  • contribute to a test suite
  • produce implementation feedback in form of implementation reports

Meetings Frequency and Communications

Meetings are conducted typically by teleconference. The frequency changes based on time of year and current cycle of specification development. Additional meetings may be held by a subset of the Workgroup to work on some focused activities.

Meetings should be announced at least 48 hours in advance.

Meeting agendas should be set at least 24 hours in advance.

Mailing list and wikis should be used to capture all work and discussions. This provides Workgroup members that can’t attend meetings the ability to participate and provide feedback.

Decision Policy

Decisions within this Workgroup are consensus driven, facilitated by the Workgroup Lead.

The Workgroup members nominate a Lead. Workgroup members work to reach consensus to select the Lead or co-Leads should be. Having more than one Workgroup Lead is preferred but not required.

Intellectual property

Members of this Workgroup agree to this Workgroup Participation Agreement.