Strategic Test Management
Strategic Test Management

Strategic Test Management

Our confident test swat team that drives the strategy while extracting the right value to leapfrog your business into the digital era.

trust, action and execution.

We offer an end to end execution service of Software Quality Assurance where we perform full test suites to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose. Part of this includes analysis of software, and systems, mitigate risk and prevention of software issues. We also offer dedicated user spectrum training and support to understand the scope of projects and work with software, identify business requirements, plan and execute projects and monitor applications and software systems.

We combine software development with information technology operations to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Our objective is to automate all types of tasks such as building, testing and deploying software which allows developers to find and solve defects in their code base to automate testing of their builds.

We orchestrate and integrate tools and processes through a strategic workflow. We can control a particular process or a subset of processes to increase your reliability and efficiency throughout your SDLC process by automating your testing as well as your business processes.

We focus on the analysis and design of workflows and business processes within your organization. Our sole purpose is to gather and analyse information to formulate a strategy in which we implement and evaluate your current software and architecture. We identify process improvements, and deliver exceptional service that exceeds the client’s expectations through appropriate solutions and to perform a Root Cause Analysis where we experience process breakdowns and develop counter measures.

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Setting out on delivering this brand promise to the market whilst delivering it within a set budget is excruciatingly difficult and the time where development and immediate unqualified implementation is quickly waning with so many end users having under delivered, overpromised projects. Quality Assurance is the single thread that can connect these two perspectives together engaging the development team to align with that dream client experience whilst supporting internal delivery ensuring that developer over-run costs are managed.

Importantly, there are common perceptions that any spend in quality diminishes returns on profitability however this notion needs to be strongly challenged and business longevity should always be held above single project commitments. Having a sustainable replication of business process will significantly improve business churn. The global industry trends are clear that end user budgets are only expanding as digitisation trends move from a ‘nice to have’ to business-critical revenue streams – this trend highlights that those who deliver consistently on their brand promise and client experience will survive competition and lead the market.

The Method Behind Our Quality

The Method Behind Our Quality

Outsource vs insource

This is the single most common question in the industry now when it comes to quality. When considering a development house, core business is essential. Quality sits outside of most software houses capability but squarely within business-critical function justifying outsourcing but requiring partnership to meet these needs. Outsourcing is justified by the following concepts:

The quality industry is changing at an increasingly rapid rate with

more tools, frameworks and technologies are clear that a wide birth of experience and exposure is critical to ensure that implementation of the current trends is accessed. Unless you are a large enough business that can afford to have a significant team to keep on top of these global trends – you will need a committed partner to translate the quality world and weave it into your business process.

Skills and training required for quality are differentiated enough to

require reliance on an independent team that pushes on ensuring only the highest quality in skills are represented within your business.

Tools are critical resources to ensure that the results of quality are

timeously and effectively delivered back into the process. Having the right tool at the right time with someone skilled, trained and experienced to feedback information not results is essential. This adds value rather than just another unimplemented checklist into your business ensuring that every cent of quality spend is appropriately actioned and the maximum value created.

Partnership vs ‘Test Dummy’

Partnership vs Test Dummy

Many quality houses offer rate cards and deliver test results required.

However, when we look at global trends, the final user experience is critical. This user experience is influenced in the process from development through to final product. If quality is not an integral consideration at every step by the time you come to testing, correcting any action from there will take considerable time and diminish from the returns of the business. Partnering with a solutions provider that can weave the fundamentals of quality at every decision is critical so that the process can be consistently tailored for improvement delivering on the best end user experience.

Frequently asked questions
  • What is Strategic Test Management?

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    Strategic Test Management is about making sure that testing is done the right way at the right time, using the right methods. Results should maximise client and user satisfaction including delivery, efficiency and redundancy.

  • What is Test Management Consultancy?

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    Test Management Consultancy is optimising testing processes to clearly identify when, what, how and where to test. Doing this right, will result to fewer test failures, robust testing processes and fewer iterations. Ultimately this will save costs.

  • What is meant by Test Strategy?

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    A Test Strategy outlines the Testing approach of the software development life cycle. (SDLC). Test Strategies explains how risks are minimised at test-level, the type of Testing to perform, and which entry and exit criteria will apply to the system under test.

  • What are the different Test Strategies?

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    There is a variety of different Test Strategies such as Analytical Strategy, Model Based Strategy, Methodical Strategy, Standards Compliant or Process Compliant Strategy, Reactive Strategy, Consultative Strategy and Regression Averse Strategy.

  • Why is Test Strategy important?

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    A Test Strategy is important to ensure everything is understood such as the overall targets, approach, tools and timing of test activities to be done. Major challenges and tasks of the Test project needs to be clarified. The Test Strategy document will then formally describe how the software will be tested.

  • What is Agile Test Strategy?

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    An Agile Test Strategy supports DevOps and Continuous Testing.

    Continuous Testing is critical for improving quality.

    In Agile development, Testing needs to SHIFT LEFT. It needs to happen early and often. Tests must be prioritised just like user stories with software quality engineers aiming to get through as many tests as they can in a sprint.

  • Which comes first Test Plan or Test Strategy?

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    A Test Strategy is put together before a Test Plan. There can be a variety of Test Plans; a Master Test Plan or Separate Test Plans for different types of Testing like Performance Testing .

  • Why is a Test Management Strategy important?

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    A Test Management Strategy is important so:

    • that the Testing team can handle frequent changes
    • check each phase of the Testing Cycle and streamline the tracking of each phase
    • assign a specific person to a task who has the appropriate skillset to complete the task
    • ensure a scalable environment allowing information exchange between different members in the team
    • to allow real time project reporting which help maintain the documentation on how the software is tested.

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