It’s October, and odds are your department is waist-deep in building next year’s budget. But while budgeting can be a monotonous, Herculean task, it also can be a transformational one: with a new budget on the horizon, now’s the time to improve your testing team by investing in large-scale, quality-focused initiatives.
It’s easy to get seduced by the results of test automation—faster testing, increased coverage, improved accuracy, a high ROI. But in doing so, we must be cautious not to create unrealistic expectations—after all, test automation is as much about the journey as it is the destination.
IT is expected to correct defects within its software systems, but is often unable to keep up with defect backlogs due to the increasing complexity of aging software. As IT budgets continue to tighten, how can smart departments dig themselves out of this ever-deepening hole?
With budget planning in full swing, now’s the time to invest in large testing/QA initiatives like test automation. Unfortunately, that means that many companies are going to face uphill battles while trying to get them approved. Fortunately, cutting-edge tools like our ROI calculator are here to help.