Q (Visual Studio ALM Glossary)

This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Help.

QoS (Quality of Service)

See quality of service requirement.

qualitative assessment

A process that prioritizes risks' effects on project objectives for risk response planning.

quality assurance

A planned and systematic means for assuring that defined standards, practices, procedures, and methods are applied to the project and its results. This includes both the process of evaluating overall project performance on a regular basis to provide confidence that the project will satisfy the relevant quality standards and the documented expectations of the solution that describe how well it must perform to satisfy customer requirements.

quality dissatisfaction

The dissatisfaction that occurs when the quality of a release is poor.

quality of service requirement

A type of work item that records a constraint on the system such as performance, load, stress, security mechanism, or platform. These requirements do not describe functionality but rather constraints on that functionality.

quantitative assessment

A process that measures the probability and consequences of risks and estimates their implications for project objectives.


A named set of criteria that Visual Studio Team Foundation Server uses to display work items.

query-based test suite

The set of test cases that are returned when a specific query is run. If new test cases that meet the creiteria in this query are added to the test suite, the new test cases will automatically appear in the query-based test suite. When a query-based test suite is run, all tests that are part of the query at that time are run.

Query Builder

The user interface for defining work item queries.

query clause

In a query, the combination of an expression (or query subclause) and its adjacent logical operator. It is modeled on the WHERE clause of a SQL statement and contains Field Name, operator and value.

Query View

The Visual Studio document window that contains both the query builder and the results list. Query View is designed to help you quickly define and run your own queries.

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