Quality practices within the R&D organization are industry leading and an inherent part of the organizational culture. From product conception, through development, validation and deployment of product, customers can be assured that HP Networking products have quality "designed in" from the earliest phases of the lifecycle.
Products progress through the development lifecycle adhering to strict rigors of quality design rules and validation. Facilitating this are dedicated program managers that ensure each product passes very specific quality checks at each product development phase. This methodology ensures the necessary "quality assurance" activities take place throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Included here are comprehensive architectural and design reviews, as well as confirmation of customer use cases, quality requirements and product specifications (performance, features, reliability, safety, etc.).
Proper development starts with detailed specifications and stringent requirements around delivering to those specifications. From partnering with only the highest quality of component suppliers and designing for "x" (manufacturability, reliability, testability, etc.), our team is positioned well to "build-in" quality into our products.
Our products go through a rigorous series of validation steps to ensure specifications are met, and in many cases exceeded. Test plans are reviewed for completeness and hardware and software is stressed to simulate the most extreme environments. From regulatory, to environmental and safety testing and comprehensive "system" testing, customers can rest assured that our validation processes will capture even the most stringent quality standards.
The R&D team works closely with the product Support teams to gather near real-time quality information in order to monitor product quality. Suspected concerns are fed back into the design teams for analysis as part of the HP Quality Improvement Cycle. The "closed-loop" corrective action process results in faster analysis, resolution, and quality improvements.
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