How can you be confident when choosing a software testing company to help you with your software testing problems? A better question might be, “How do I avoid picking the wrong testing company?”
There are currently 18.6 MILLION results for “Software Testing Company” according to Google. Seriously! Too many!
Maybe the thing you need the most is confidence that the software testing company you choose can honor their promises.
Here’s why honoring promises is so important for a software testing company. Your software (and marketing) make an inherent promise to your customers about the features and value they can expect. If your software doesn’t honor your promise to your customers, they leave! Since your software is your promise to your customers, wouldn’t you want your software testing company to honor their promises to you?
Most people don’t look for software testing help until they need it. And then, time is short and they need to make a quick but confident decision.
BTW, software testing companies can provide a world of other benefits BEFORE you ever think you need them. Are you effective and efficient at building test cases, test plans, regression test suites or test automation? A software testing company can (and should) be able to help you with each of these – and doing them ahead of when you need them will make your software testing go much quicker so you can release your software sooner!
If you’re looking for a software testing company that can honor their promises to you….
Search for Software Testing Company Promises.
You’ll only find us – and that’s what makes us special to our clients.
Three Little Things to Do When Hiring a Software Testing Company
If you are willing to do a little homework, selecting a software testing partner from the wide variety of software testing companies can be a simple and easy process. There are three primary things that you can easily implement to select the software testing company that will be your best partner.
- Get clear on what you need – write down your top-three software testing problems and why they are important to you. Examples include test planning, test case creation, cross browser/operating system testing, usability testing, regression testing or test automation. These top-three problems will be your initial filter. If a software testing company hasn’t written or said something significant about at least two of your top-three problems during your initial conversation with them, then they probably don’t have a strong opinion, culture or offering in that area. Hope is not a good strategy here.
- Beat their salesperson to the punch – be prepared with questions about your software testing problems and take control of the meeting. “Tell me about your company” is not a good way to start a conversation about how to solve your software testing problems. Be specific and be prepared to get them to drill down into the details. Your top-three problems can provide you with a rich list of interview questions. Interview? Yes, interview. If you treat this process like you treat hiring a new person to join your team, you’ll find that this is a very easy process.
- Try before you buy – build a track record and trust. Seeing is believing and small steps start long journeys. Trust is usually not built automatically. It is built slowly over time by demonstrations of promises and fulfillment. If trust is important to you, then you should find a way to build that trust without significant risk exposure. Start with a small project that can be extended based on successfully building trust. Get promises and then measure how well they fulfill those promises.
Be smart! Do your homework and know what you need in a software testing company. Ask a lot of great questions so you are confident in your choice. Start small and build trust.