One of the biggest reasons for failure in software testing, is the lack of attention to business goals / objectives. Deﬁning clear business goals is essential to succeed. Aligning your organization to the said goals, makes it easier to chart out the quality dimensions required to achieve them.
Quality is deﬁned in terms such as reliability, maintainability, scalability, usability and conformability. Each dimension requires a certain level of investment (testing costs), to satisfy a speciﬁc business goal / objective. It is necessary to choose the dimension of quality and articulate its associated value in terms of cost and risk.
Mindtree Test Consulting Group (TCG) uses your existing delivery life cycle and methodologies to design a sensible cost-effective improvement plan. We also provide complete integrated test solution recommendations. Quality is maintained throughout the application delivery life cycle, helping nurture a culture of excellence. We tailor solutions best suited to your needs. Our highly qualiﬁed, experienced test professionals are experts in process improvements, test automation and test management tools. Our tactical delivery is assembled around business criticality, resulting in incremental improvement plans.
Your business case should prove that investment in testing has value and is of importance. Value, in most cases, is determined and validated by ROI calculations. Investment has value and associated costs – always a major factor in ROI calculation. For a more holistic view, the functions of quality and time should also be taken into account.
To justify your investment you need to:
Measurement determines whether the quality of the application or product is improving or declining. Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to compare results.