Professionalise the testing process within the organisation and keep sight of and grip on the quality of the IT landscape.
Why invest in testing?
You may ask yourself why you should invest in improving the testing process. What will it yield and how quickly will you recoup that investment? A question that is difficult to answer. Perhaps it is better to turn the question around. What will it profit me if I do not invest in the testing process? It is likely that IT will increasingly become a delaying factor for the business. Or the quality of the IT landscape will decline because delays are not accepted. And during audits of the change process, it will probably become increasingly difficult to quickly and effectively demonstrate how IT changes have been tested.
The IT landscape is becoming increasingly complex and the organisation is becoming increasingly dependent on properly functioning IT. The chance that something goes wrong is therefore increasing and the impact when something does go wrong is growing. Professionalise the testing process within your organisation and keep sight of and grip on the quality of the IT landscape!
How do I go about it?
It starts, of course, with commitment from management. So from you! When you are convinced of the usefulness and necessity of test process improvement, it is important that you propagate this. Make someone within your IT organisation the owner of the implementation and assurance of a uniform test approach. This does not have to be a full time job and can be done by one of the functional administrators for instance. Next, it is important to start small, for instance by testing a new release of an application. Create a 'show case', gain the first practical experience and then roll out broadly.
How will we improve?
Often, a start is made with improving the test process and setting up the test organisation. We then continue to support the process with Excel for the time being and look at test tools at a later stage. In practice, this approach does not work. First the process or first the tool is a useless discussion. One cannot exist without the other. In addition, Excel is a nice tool but it is not suitable for supporting a process. You often only have one chance to get everyone on board. When you ask people to work differently, facilitate them with a good tool. Testersuite is based on best practices and immediately provides a good structure for the test process. Where the tool deviates from the desired working method, it is possible to configure the tool for an optimal fit.
Getting out of the 'Excel phase' is therefore necessary to be able to further improve the testing process. By supporting and securing the process with Testersuite it becomes possible to grow through to the 'control phase'. The phase in which the organisation gains insight and grip on the quality of its information systems. Is the ambition to eventually reach the 'robot phase' and to automate tests? The use of Testersuite provides insight into what is being tested and how often. An important basis for making the business case for the application of test automation. By the time the organisation is ready for the 'robot phase' Testersuite offers various possibilities for integration with tools for test automation.
We have guided many organisations to a higher test maturity. Do you also want to get started? Then get in touch with us! We would be happy to discuss the professionalisation of the testing process within your organisation, without any obligations.