Quality Assurance is more than simply testing software; it applies to the evolution in maturity of how a company develops or acquires and implements software applications. A change in IT organisations from a structure with primarily internal resources to a combination of internal and external sources has increasingly highlighted the need for strong QA practices.
To successfully improve quality, IT organizations must integrate and manage quality at all stages of the application life cycle. Managing quality is a continuous process of identifying, defining, measuring, managing and mitigating risks to drive greater business value through better performance, lower costs, more predictable delivery and reduction of digital disruption.
This service can focus on a single area within the testing lifecycle or provide a comprehensive review across all internal test processes, test phases, suppliers and contracts. The main services tiQtoQ can provide in this area can be categorised as follows:
- A review of a client’s existing internal testing process and documentation to identify areas for improvement based on comparison to industry best-practices, process gaps, and opportunities for refinement in anticipation of the automation technology;
- A review of a client’s 3rd party supplier existing testing process and documentation to identify areas for improvement based on comparison to industry best-practices, process gaps, and associated risks these may bring to a project or programme;
- A review of a 3rd party supplier contract to identify process gaps, compatible defect service level agreements, acceptance criteria and associated risks these may bring to a project or programme;
- The development of a testing operating model for organisations with no or little experience of running a test practice within their organisation, programme, or project.
Major programmes would select a combination of these services, projects are likely to only require a subset but all combinations can be delivered at an fixed price to be calculated post an initial tiQtoQ assessment. Our objective is to provide a simple, easy first step so that customers can gain immediate value from their Micro Focus solutions, as well as quantify and deliver the longer-term results of using products, services and solutions.