When is the value of software QA services lost or ignored? More often than you might believe.
In many software testing projects, there is a large chunk of real-world value that is left laying on the floor – ignored or overlooked. It’s a shame really, because software testing is actually just a small part of delivering the software QA services that result in the top-quality software that your customers expect.
And, here’s the kicker, that real-world value that was just left on the floor? It could be had just for the asking – at no additional charge! In some cases, it is even offered and declined!
The Ignored QA Report
Insane at it seems, recommendations for improving the software development process are often ignored when provided along with the defect report by a software testing company. Here’s why this crazy thing happens.
Very few people wake up and decide to make a strategic decision about their software quality. Most people wake up, go to the daily stand-up meeting and get whacked with a software quality problem. Then, they either change their plans to stay late for the rest of the week, OR start looking for help with the specific software testing services they need to solve the problem that whacked them that morning.
The Expense of Re-Applying the Band-Aid
Adding some software testing services will help solve the software quality problem from today’s daily stand-up. More software testing will almost always find more defects that can then be corrected and retested. This will improve your current software product’s software quality.
There’s a catch – fixing today’s broken software will NOT help, improve, benefit or change the quality of your next software release.
If you’re in the software business or build software to run your business, you should know that this strategy is an expense rather than an investment in long term software quality.
And, it could be an investment if you just asked for or read that software quality recommendation report that is often provided by an outsourced software testing company (this is in addition to the usual defect reports).
Extracting the Total Value from Software QA Services
Software testing is only the measurement activity in a larger activity of producing quality software. Again, testing only locates defects and measures your current quality.
If you don’t read and analyze the root causes of the defects discovered, whatever problem that caused the software defect will still be there – lurking in the background to pop up again when it can harm you the most.
TESTCo’s Software QA Services delivers everything you need to find and fix your software defects. What’s more, TESTCo also provides you with the analysis and recommendations (at no additional cost) you need to convert the cost of testing into a long-lasting investment in software quality.
Expense or investment? Just software testing, or QA improvement? You choose.