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Test management

Facilitating speed, efficiency and high quality, ensuring a holistic approach to quality assurance embedded throughout the development lifecycle. 

Continuous way of working

Building quality mindset into culture, systems, and processes

A project goes through many different phases, which also affects the quality aspect. On top of that you face rapid development cycles, higher customer expectations, and the need for robust, scalable, and secure software. To address these challenges, it’s crucial to have a test management with strategic thinking, technical expertise, and strong leadership. 

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Most organizations are in the middle of a change towards an agile and continuous way of working. Test management in this context requires a shift from traditional, end-of-cycle testing to continuous testing throughout the development process. This integration ensures that testing is an ongoing activity, allowing teams to identify and address issues early, reducing the cost and time required for fixes. 

During the agile transformation, leadership is needed for the quality issues and to drive the change together with the teams. Including inspiring and motivating the teams to jointly take responsibility for the product's quality.  

Our test managers have expertise in building quality mindset into culture, architecture, systems, and processes ensuring that testing strategies are robust, efficient, and aligned with the overall goals of software development projects. 

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Improvement in testing, automation, processes, and learning

icon-strategy Strategic Planning Defining the test strategy, selecting methodologies, and allocating resources efficiently.
icon-additional_services Team Leadership Leading and mentoring the testing team, fostering a culture of quality and continuous improvement.
icon-risk_based_testing Risk Management Identifying and addressing testing risks, prioritising testing efforts to focus on the most critical areas.
icon-culture Stakeholder
Acting as the connection between teams and stakeholders ensuring clear communication and alignment.
icon-tools Tool and Technology Selection Choosing appropriate testing tools and technologies and ensuring their effective implementation and use.
icon-software_testing Retrospectives
and reviews
Providing valuable insights, enabling teams to refine approaches and adopt more effective testing.
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Common questions about Test Management

What exactly is test management and why is it important in software development?

Test management is the process of organizing and controlling the testing activities within a software development project. It involves planning the testing strategy, managing the test cases, overseeing the execution of tests, and analyzing the results to ensure the software meets its quality standards. Test management is crucial because it helps ensure that the software is reliable, functional, and meets user expectations, thereby reducing the risk of failures and enhancing the overall quality of the product. 

How is test management different working Agile compared to traditional waterfall?

Working Agile, test management is more dynamic and integrated throughout the development cycle. Unlike the waterfall approach, where testing is a distinct phase that occurs after development, Agile test management involves continuous testing and close collaboration between developers, testers, and stakeholders. This approach allows for immediate feedback and quick adjustments, ensuring that quality is built into the product from the start. Agile test management also emphasizes flexibility, adaptability, and the use of automated testing tools to keep pace with rapid development cycles. 

What are the essential components that should be included in a test management strategy?

A comprehensive test management strategy should include: 

  • Testing Objectives - Clear goals and what the testing is intended to achieve.
  • Scope of Testing - The features and functionalities to be tested.
  • Test Plan - A detailed outline of the testing activities, schedules, and resources.
  • Test Cases and Scenarios - Specific conditions under which tests will be performed.
  • Tools and Technologies - The software and tools that will be used for testing.
  • Risk Management - Identification of potential risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Reporting and Documentation - Processes for recording test results and communicating findings. 
How can automation improve test management practices?

Automation can significantly enhance test management by increasing efficiency, accuracy, and coverage. Automated testing tools can execute a large volume of tests in a short time, providing immediate feedback to the development team. This allows for quicker identification and resolution of defects. Automation also supports continuous integration and delivery by enabling automated tests to be run as part of the build process. Furthermore, test management tools with automation capabilities can help in organizing and tracking test cases, managing test data, and generating detailed reports, improving overall test management effectiveness.

What are common challenges in test management, and how can these challenges be addressed?

Common challenges in test management include managing the complexity of test environments, ensuring adequate test coverage, dealing with changing requirements, and maintaining the quality of the test cases over time.

To overcome these challenges, it's important to: 

  •  Adopt Agile and DevOps practices to enhance collaboration and adaptability.
  • Utilize test automation to improve efficiency and coverage.
  • Implement risk-based testing to prioritize testing efforts based on the impact and likelihood of risks.
  • Keep test documentation up to date to reflect changes in requirements and ensure that test cases remain relevant.
  • Invest in training and development for the testing team to keep skills current and improve testing practices.