As you can see the above-mentioned solutions are far from ideal. Yet, in many organisations those are actual scenarios. In those cases, software testing is indeed often an avoidable cost. The reason for this is quite simple: to be able to make your software testing as cost-efficient as possible your organisation needs a tailored and solid foundation and a clear organization-wide software testing strategy. The best way to create this view, is to look at the organisation’s processes, methods, people and tools that are part of the software development lifecycle. And then it comes down to a simple, yet clear statement: first move well, then move fast.
The first step is to start moving well. We have found that the best way to create such a solid foundation, is by taking an outside-in view of your software development organisation and software testing activities. By looking at the organisation’s specific needs, available budget and the needed maturity level it is possible to create a tailored approach based on best practices, for any organisation. At Brightest, we have made it our mission to create innovative solutions to enable organisations realize their quality objectives. Our way of approaching this is by performing an assessment, which we named BrightScan.
A Brightscan is a highly effective assessment, executed by a team of specialists, to obtain an objective analysis of an organisation’s current software quality organisation and to deduce future evolution initiatives. It allows organisations to improve their test maturity and time to market while reducing their quality costs.
Over a period of 2 to 4 weeks, we conduct online surveys and stakeholder interviews, to create a complete overview on the strengths and weaknesses of the current (test) organisation. Depending on the need, we focus on the full process (beyond testing) and more technical matters. After this analysis a roadmap is created that highlights quick wins and defines short and long-term goals/improvements. We aim to link each goal to a measurable value for the organisation, to give them an idea of the Return On Investment (ROI) of each improvement. What is left is the implementation of this roadmap, organisations can start implementing this roadmap themselves and/or hire our expertise to guide them through their transformation.
Ready to bring your software development organisation towards a higher level? A BrightScan can be conducted for any type of organisation, from Start-Ups to Multinationals. Pricing for a BrightScan depends on the complexity of organisation, for more information or a quote simply contact us!