Companies today struggle with rising testing costs and decreased testing effectiveness.
The effort to improve performance and efficiency is exacerbated by incompatible tools, processes, and employee skill sets.
Our QA consultants can help companies fix these issues by putting in place comprehensive quality assurance and testing strategies that:
- Prevent defects through sound processes and controls
- Detect defects through comprehensive testing strategies
- Ensure product fitness – verify the end product meets customer expectations
Software Testing & QA Strategy
Developing an effective QA process and software testing strategy is the primary, and often overlooked, key to a high-performing QA and testing organization. Our QA consulting services help organizations define strategies to attain each goal through our unique assessments that focus on aligning people, processes, and tools to create flexible and standardized processes.
We understand that software testing and QA processes must fit within the broader software development lifecycle. We customize our solutions for your development methodology, whether you are utilizing agile, waterfall, or iterative development.
Our Software QA Consulting process encompasses the following services:
Our organizational assessments focus on making your organization more effective and efficient by aligning tools, processes, and skill sets. We do not come in predisposed to any particular set of tools or QA processes. Instead, we tailor our findings on how to make your organization better. If needed, we will suggest new tools, but often great gains can be made through alignment of resources, not resource swap-outs.
Enterprise Testing Strategies
We assist organizations by providing QA consulting strategic visioning for all aspects of their testing lifecycle such as:
- Test case management
- Test data management
- Test environment management
- Defect management
Our QA consultants can provide training on QA & testing approaches utilized by industry-leading companies. Our training services cover topics such as ATDD training on Ruby, Cucumber, Watir technologies, exploratory testing, testing leadership, and other topics customized for your specific needs.
Testing Process Improvement
Processes should be designed to reduce the team’s burden and streamline common activities. Our qa consultants help organizations that struggle with testing lifecycle processes by streamlining current procedures and establishing new testing systems. We cover all aspects of testing and quality assurance, including audits, reviews and testing support processes (such as test data management and test case management).
Software Testing Tool Selection
Often, organizations have tool licenses to support testing, but those tools fail to achieve the desired goal of improving the testing organization. We use our software selection process to identify, demonstrate, and assist organizations in securing the right testing tool for their needs. We are tool agnostic. Instead of focusing on tool partnerships, we focus on your needs.
Test Center of Excellence
We assist organizations in establishing a Testing Center of Excellence with a specific focus on flexible standardization. Our approach to hybrid and federated organizations allows the TCoE to provide the best mix of specialization of skills with enterprise-approved standards and templates.
Our QA consulting services consist of the following testing resources to support your test teams:
- Managed Teams – We provide test teams led by regional subject matter experts made up of any combination of onsite, nearsite, or offshore resources.
- Onshore, Offshore and Nearshore Teams – We use onshore, offshore and nearshore testing centers to build the optimal test team to address your needs for team proximity and total testing cost.
- Strategic Role-Based Staffing – We provide point expertise across the entire spectrum of software QA and testing functions, including resources to help set testing strategy or simply augment your existing QA and testing teams.
Our experience with tooling for QA and testing makes us the ideal partner to ensure you are getting the most out of your tools. We apply a tool-agnostic approach. The best tool for you may not be the tool used by someone else.
We apply rigorous software development methodologies to our automation efforts and leverage key software development practices, including object-oriented principles, source control, peer reviews, and coding standards to make our automation flexible, adaptable, and re-usable.
We specialize in Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) automation, using open source technology such as Java/Selenium or Ruby/Cucumber/Webdriver. ATDD with test automation eliminates many challenges in agile. Using automated tests within a sprint helps test teams meet ever-increasing demands on their services.
We use our Mobile App Development practice and our mobile testers to provide a range of testing services, including testing native, cross-platform and mobile web / HTML5 solutions on iOS, Android, and Windows phone handsets and tablets.
Our performance testing approach can be used to quickly identify performance bottlenecks, recommend remediation approaches, and put in place long-term performance monitoring infrastructure.We specialize in leading performance testing tools including LoadRunner, SOASTA and NeoLoad.
As applications proliferate in modern digital enterprises, the testing workload begins to demand automation strategies and approaches. Our QA consultants specialize in the leading test automation tools including HP’s QTP, SmartBear’s test complete, SOAPUI and Microsoft CodedUI, as well as open source frameworks such as Selenium and Watir.
We believe testing is a sentient activity, requiring human intelligence to complete. No testing can (or should be) 100 percent automated. We leverage exploratory testing, which consists of learning and testing simultaneously while conducting automation and standard scripted tests. Our experience shows that exploratory testing excels at finding complex defects more quickly than standard testing approaches. We also provide hands-on exploratory training services.
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