White Paper: Outsourcing Quality Assurance, Outsourcing Software Testing, Software Development Methodology

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Ten Most Common Mistakes When Outsourcing Quality Assurance. Outsourcing Software Testing is suppose to be the most risk free process to outsource to a third party vendor. But in doing so the following common mistakes are made.

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White Paper: Outsourcing Quality Assurance, Outsourcing Software Testing, Software Development Methodology

  1. 1. Ten Most Common Mistakes When Outsourcing Quality Assurance Outsourcing Software Testing is suppose to be the most risk free process to outsource to a third party vendor. But in doing so the following common mistakes are made. No ownership of software quality No overall test program design or defined goals Non-existent or ill-defined test plans and test cases Testing that focuses narrowly on functional cases No ad hoc, stress or boundary testing Use of inconsistent or incorrect testing methodology Replying on inexperienced testers Improper use of testing tools and automation, resulting in lost time and reduced ROI No meaningful metrics for tracking bugs and driving quality back into development Incomplete regression cycle before software release Such mistakes can be avoided by integrating Quality Assurance (QA) into the global software development life cycle (SDLC) using the following methodology: Business Case/Drivers of Outsourcing Discovery of Testing Processes Readiness Assessment Gap Analysis Defining Outsourced QA Opportunity Defining Metrics to Tracking Performance Copyright © 1999, 2008 ISHIR INFOTECH Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. | www.ishir.com

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