Quality as a Service

QA-As-A-Service for Software Product Managers – So Much More Than Testing

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QA-as-a-Service for Product Owners is more than software testing. QAaaS supplies easy and fast development testing plus business goals delivered on time and with eliminated or reduced risks.

QAaaS is flexible and capable of testing a wide range of software systems, platforms, and applications in real-world environments and using real-world user and test cases. QAaaS uses Agile and flexible processes across the entire software development life cycle from Alpha and Beta phases, through production. It is highly focused on the needs and encompasses large scale system testing as necessary.

TESTCo was founded in 2002 on the unique requirements of Software Product Managers. Our people know the services and procedures to support every aspect of Quality Assurance as a Service.

You can take advantage of this experience right now, just by downloading the Product Manager’s Check List for QA.

What Concerns Product Managers

Product Managers are paid to care about more than “testing,” and some haven’t had the opportunity yet to see the advantages of a QAaaS company.

Here’s what concerns Product Managers.

  • “Oh, we should have caught that in grooming.”
  • “Our stories (storyboards) are missing something but I’m not sure what.”
  • “What are the real acceptance criteria?”
  • “QA is just an expense or tax that we want to minimize.”
  • “We’re not sure what DONE really means yet.”
  • “We need more QA, not just testing.”
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When QA as a Service is Missing

Each of these Product Managers was missing something (or someone) in the QA function that if present could have had a very positive impact on the product’s goals.

A Product Manager’s Dream Come True

QA-as-a-service comes through in our complete understanding of software company priorities, goals, and constraints. By gathering information upfront, we form and make recommendations, test plans, and feedback targeted to the client’s needs.

Product Managers get their products delivered faster, cheaper, and better.

Here’s what Product Managers can expect when working with TESTCo:



Easy and Painless

TESTCo never outsources software QA testing work. Keeping the job in-house makes reaching the results both easy and painless.

Projects Delivered on Time

Test plans are accurate, followed with care and precision, and projects are delivered on time. Sprint Goals, exit criteria, and key performance indicators are clear to prevent the team's attention and efforts from wandering. Everyone knows when they are "done" because that point is clearly defined.

Faster Development Cycles

The developers are fast when they have two things: crystal-clear stories and requirements, along with inline and real-time validation. TESTCo Test Engineers test and validate work as soon as it is completed, based on the stories and requirements.

Achieve Business Goals

Our QA-as-a-Service is designed to support the business goals of the product. You can expect us to ask what the goals are before we start. QA helps Product Managers meet the expectations of the business and their customers. QA drives the testing before the processes start and are ready when you are. 

Find and Eliminate Risks Before They Become a Problem

Risk remediation is a biggie. Product Managers (and their bosses) don't like surprises. Therefore, our QA-as-a-service reduces surprises by cutting risk. Here's how:

  1. We simplify complexity so that everyone can understand it. 
  2. We measure real progress towards goals and release dates.
  3. We trap and control blocking issues before they stop your project. 

A good example is regression testing: Nobody wants to wait through a long regression testing cycle, but releasing without one is very risky. We recommend fast regression testing through release, so there aren't big surprises on the eve of the target release date.  

When the Phone Rings

When a problem occurs, or the situation gets tense and time is rapidly sliding by, Product Managers give us a call to line up a Test Engineer/QA Manager team to step in and help get the hot-spot cooled off. They appreciate TESTCo’s ability to staff a Test Engineer and QA Manager for as little as a day and as quickly as tomorrow. 

Why let those problems linger?  And least you think our being extra valuable to Product Managers means a higher price tag, you can relax. We offer comprehensive solutions that increase ROI. 

How might we help you deliver your software faster, better and cheaper? I’d love to hear from you. Give me a call at 888-254.9709, or request a call back using the green button on this page.


Thanks to Richard Howes for contributing to this post - JCH

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