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Testing Organization Steady State

The key factors that determines maturity of Testing organization are Organization, Operating Model, Testing Process, Testing Methodologies, Tools and Infrastructure. The characteristics of each factor in a steady state or Mature state are listed below

Key Focus Areas Desired State
Organization
  • Centralized QA organization
  • Well defined QA organization structure and governance Model
  • Common pool of testing, domain, technology and tools skills
  • Internal BA pool to be leveraged for domain / application training
Operating Model
  • Enforce earlier involvement of testing team in project life cycle
  • Project specific structuring of teams and working model
  • Definition of a flexible Inter-group communication model
  • Resource planning and utilization management
Process
  • Formal review process in testing lifecycle
  • Processes for effective knowledge management
  • Processes for formal change management
  • Mechanisms for defect causal analysis & prevention
  • Formal risk identification, evaluation, and mitigation
  • Standardized templates, guidelines and checklists
  • Measurement framework for testing
Methodologies
  • Focused automation of functional/regression testing and adoption of framework
  • Project estimation using scientific models
  • Mandatory metrics collection, analysis & reporting
  • Usage of advanced test techniques
  • Documented requirements traceability
Tools
  • Tool consolidation and centralized license management
  • Tool based test management and end-to-end integration
  • Effective tool utilization
Infrastructure
  • Tool based data preparation and techniques for scrubbing & masking
  • Centralized test data repository
  • Test Environment Management

It can be pictorially represented as mentioned below.

Test Process Consulting Approach

We can measure the maturity of your Testing and Testing Organization with proven checklists and frameworks and provide a detailed assessment of your current state and build a roadmap to move to the steady state. We carry out the Assessment exercise with well-defined phases as mentioned below

Service Offerings

We provide gamut of service offerings in the Test Process Consulting space. Please find below our key service offerings.

  • Diagnostics & Advisory Services
  • Test Process Assessment & Recommendations
  • Test Process Compliance Audit
  • Definition and Implementation of Roadmap to move to steady state
  • Setting up of Testing Center of Excellence
  • Offshoring Testing Efforts
Key Enablers
  • Well Defined and proven Testing Process Maturity Analysis Methodologies
  • Questionnaire for all the Focus area that determine the effectiveness of the Testing Organization
  • Access to Maturity Review Checklists and Scoring Techniques.
  • Proven process and Methodologies to capture the Current State
  • Access to Best Practices and Benchmarking Practice.
  • Extensive experience in Test Process Consulting for Fortune 500 companies
  • Expertise in offshoring Testing efforts
  • Expertise in building Testing Center of Excellence
Key Benefits
  • Reduce the Cost of Future Testing
  • Improve the overall efficiency of the Testing organization
  • Enable consistency in deliverables and improved quality
  • YoY Productivity improvements over a 5-year period
  • Resource utilization and optimization
  • Cost and effort savings through Test Automation
  • Reduce the Cost of Testing through Onsite-offshore model
Engagement Model

Novature Tech in its culture engage with the Customer in a Transaction level and eventually leverage all its Services to transform the client into excellence. Novature Tech is very flexible in engaging with the Customer depending on the current and future needs of the customers. Some of the key engagement model being followed are

Standard Approach- Engage with Customer to Conduct 2-3 weeks Testing Process Assessment and play the current state. Upon approval on current state, prepare a detailed roadmap for moving to steady state and execute the roadmap in phase wise approach upon approval.

Transactional Approach – Engage with Customer for other Services such as Functional Testing or Test Automation or any our other service and leverage Test Process Consulting Services to demonstrate the gaps and contribute to the transformation of our Customer Testing to excellence

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