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.
We talk a lot about software testing methodologies around here. And for good reason—they’re a primary component of a consistent and efficient testing and QA organization. But what is a methodology built upon? At Lighthouse, it comes down to 3 things: People, Process, and Tools.
Software is never 100% defect free, so how far should responsible testers go before wading into the murky seas of cost overruns and diminishing returns—and what methods should they use to draw the line?
Everyone fails at one point or another, but what sets the truly great apart is how they learn from it and improve. In the IT world, almost everyone’s dealt with software project failures; but identifying their root causes can be difficult, making improvement impossible—at least until now, that is.
In today’s world, software testing is increasingly seen as a commodity. But as companies’ reputations become increasingly dependent on their digital presence, is poor quality really acceptable anymore? And if so, isn’t it worth finding a high-quality outsourcing partner to protect it?
If there’s one common concern our clients share, it’s their initial worry that we’re not familiar enough with their customized software systems to test them effectively. That’s why we go to such great lengths to ensure our testers are effortlessly adaptable to all sorts of digital terrain.
Everyone knows that poor software quality can be costly, but quantifying it can be a lot harder. That’s why we built this handy infographic to illustrate (literally) the importance of quality software testing!
As a software testing company, we’ve been to more conferences than we can count. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly—and we’re here to tell you: whether you’re a tester, test lead, scrum master, director, or CIO, QA or the Highway is definitely worth your time!
When it comes to the quality of your software, 65 percent of your total improvement comes from having the right people, trained with the right skills, working in the right roles. That’s no easy task, however. So let us start you off on the right track with the Gauntlet™ QA skills assessment!
Just like New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy to give up on driving changes in software testing and QA because of a lack of short-term success. Isn’t it time we changed this mindset—and started focusing on the journey as well as the destination?