UX Go/No-Go Criteria for Application Launch

2 Sep 2010 - 11:58am
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hmporczak
2010

I'm looking for industry standard criteria for assessing an application's readiness for release (launch), specifically from the interaction design perspective. This set of criteria will be rolled up into an overall Readiness checklist for the application launch.

Is there a standard set of criteria out there OR has anyone had to create such a list?

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2 Sep 2010 - 2:43pm
.pauric
2006

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic_evaluation

2 Sep 2010 - 3:32pm
hmporczak
2010

Thanks, Pauric. Appreciate the link. In the context of what I'm seeking, heuristics have been accounted for in the requirements and design phases. I realize I wasn't descriptive enough.

I'm looking for something more in the context of release management: Application v1.0 is slated to go live in one week. At T minus five, the entire project team (Product, Dev, QA, UAT, UX, Readiness, Risk, etc.) conducts a Go / No-Go call during which each discipline is asked to confirm that certain criteria and SLAs are met, thus officially confirming the application can go live.

For example, a QA team might have the following:
Criteria: Successful results from new functionality and regression testing (as specified in the test stratefy/plans)
Measure(s):
No open defects that adversely affect existing functionality or site performance.
Required tests have been successfully completed
Results were documented
No critical or major defects remain open

2 Sep 2010 - 9:05pm
dmitryn
2004

Here's a fairly comprehensive checklist for a heuristic usability evaluation based on Nielsen's 10 heuristics:

http://www.stcsig.org/usability/resources/toolkit/toolkit.html

That being said, I'm not sure you're asking the right question here. Your application's readiness for launch ultimately depends on whether it meets your organization's UX (and by extension business) goals for it, not some "industry standard" checklist.

Ideally, these goals would have been defined at the outset of the project, but if this hasn't happened, now might be a good time to do so.

Dmitry

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 3:19 PM, hmporczak wrote: > I'm looking for industry standard criteria for assessing an application's > readiness for release (launch), specifically from the interaction design > perspective. This set of criteria will be rolled up into an overall > Readiness checklist for the application launch. > > Is there a standard set of criteria out there OR has anyone had to create > such a list? > >

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