Building an excellent web application is hard, especially if your web application quality assurance isn’t what it should be.
But, you can make it easier of you do a little thinking and preparation about QA prior to starting your web application project.
Your quality assurance and testing methods will determine how efficiently you and your team deliver your web application project and achieve your goals. That’s right. QA is often the critical factor even though it is typically the last or next-to-last phase of a web application project.
Consider These Three Perspectives to Dramatically Improve Your Certainty of Success
- Technical Accuracy – is your web application built on a technology stack that is mature and aligned with your project goals? Or is it based on your lead developer’s most current fascination with a new technology? Proven technology stacks that are purposely built to match your project’s goals can eliminate up to 50% of your web application quality assurance time.
- Functional Accuracy – are your requirements and specifications documented and stable? Word-of-mouth testing (where your developers tell your testers what needs to be tested) is a terrible strategy and almost always results in post-launch defects. Usually big ones! Documenting your requirements and specifications provide a road map for your web application quality assurance team to build accurate and meaningful test cases that reflect exactly what you web application does.
- User Accuracy – what do your users expect when using your web application? Are they Mobile First or are the desk-bound Knowledge Workers? Do they already know everything they need to successfully use your web application? What kind of prompts, help, support or training might they need? Can those basic user needs to eliminated through features in your web application? What browsers and operating systems do they use? Knowing how your users will use your web application can reduce your web application quality assurance time by as much as 25% by eliminating unnecessary scenarios.
A Recommendation from Me to You about Web Application Quality Assurance
Get talented help! – You wouldn’t ask an inexperienced designer to build your UI/UX, would you? You wouldn’t hire a HTML coder to build your web application engine, would you? Of course not!
We recommend that you hire the best software testing talent you can find. Be aware that there is a difference between testers and Test Engineers.
If you’re in the middle of a web application project and need quality assurance help, we can help with on-demand testing.
We’ve saved more than one development project at the last hour. Here’s a case study about one such “save”.
If you’re just starting or just thinking about your next web application project, give us a call. We’re happy to share what we know so your QA plan will contribute to the success of the project.