Posts Tagged "testing"
Like many of our customers, the one we are going to talk about today, an important national insurance company(*), needed to establish some foundation to start controlling the quality of the software delivered by outsourcers.
When companies outsource their software development, they are delegating an important part of their business’ performance to a third party, so it is mandatory that the outsourcer comply to their requirements.
It is obvious and normal to verify that the software complies with the functional requirements (the ‘what’), but what about the software quality (the ‘how’)?
Every customer has a different set of needs when we implement a checKing QA project. However, we have started to see some repeating patterns like the need to reduce time and cost of maintenance; measure, to compare the quality of the various software factories’ deliveries; or be able to be more proactive when dealing with changes.Read More
I have been very concerned about software maintenance lately, you should be too. Software maintenance management should be a priority for any development manager interested in reducing overall development cost.This is not something that just came to me lately out of the blue, I have almost daily conversations with customers and prospects about the issue and it is probably the corner stone of our speech here at Optimyth. So I decided to start writing about it, in my 3 most recent posts I talked, and I hope you could learn, about: why is maintenance so expensive, what are the most important cost drivers and some best practice to help you start saving some money.
Today I want to recommend tools -and functionality you need from them- to effectively manage and control the maintainability of your software.Read More
When I was a kid I discovered the “Choose your own adventure” game books. The concept has probably evolved with the years but in those days it was innovative and simple at the same time. They were books written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions and the plot’s outcome.
This kind of children’s literature came to my mind when trying to explain what it means for a company to make investment decisions regarding application development.Read More
As I said in my previous article, Software maintainability. The ‘Poor Cousin’ in the Technical Quality Family, code is usually not designed for change. Right.
Now, what can you do so your software maintainability is not the ‘poor cousin’ of technical quality anymore?Read More