Software QA Consulting Services
QA Process Solutions for Lifecycle Improvement
All software has flaws. Vulnerabilities. Weaknesses. Assuming any piece of code is perfect puts your company at risk — you need an effective, reliable way to discover and remediate software issues before they go live. Our software QA consulting services are designed to provide the actionable, immediate feedback you need to improve your software quality. From incorporating current best practices into established QA processes, or migrating from ad hoc testing to a structured QA software testing program, our collaborative consulting approach ensures better software performance.
Software QA Services: Our Methodology
Quality Process Assessment (QPA) — XBOSoft’s Quality Process Assessment (QPA) is designed to improve quality throughout an entire organization, vis a vis its software product(s). Working in collaboration with the client, XBOSoft collects data and analyzes processes to uncover root causes of quality impediments and then provides a roadmap to software quality improvement. The XBOSoft Quality Process Assessment (QPA) uses XBOSoft’s standard analysis methodology based on the simple concepts of understand, evaluate and improve. The premise is that it is impossible to improve what is not understood. And improvement can only occur in a sustainable and continuous manner if actions are executed with measurement and evaluation as part of the overall process.
Test Process Improvement (TPI) — To produce the highest-quality software and applications possible, companies rely on the software development life cycle (SDLC), which provides a solid framework for creating, refining and ultimately deploying new software solutions. But this process doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Consider the key role of QA software testing. At XBOSoft, we recognize that the software testing life cycle must do more than find defects at the end of the QA software development cycle. Using a proven methodology known as TPI, or Test Process Improvement, we’re able to help QA teams drive software process improvement by quickly identifying defects in production and enabling higher productivity throughout the entire test process. An integral part of TPI is the application of process engineering methodologies to evaluate testing maturity. This improvement strategy consists of 16 key evaluation areas, including Test Strategy, Agile Test Process Management, Test Methodology, Test Metrics, Test Case Design, and Defect Management.
Test Automation Assessment — If you are looking to kick-start your test automation efforts, XBOSoft’s cost effective automation assessment and implementation program will take you from 100% manual regression QA to the “right” balance of automation and manual testing in as little as 30 days. We utilize a straightforward 4-step process:
Step 1 – Our initial objective is to understand the client’s automation goals combined with an examination of their software to understand its workings and functionality. XBOSoft deliverable – Client Test Automation Objectives Briefing
Step 2 – Determine set of automated software testing tools for client’s software. Note: if the client already has such tools this step would be skipped. XBOSoft deliverable – Automation Tool Feasibility Briefing.
Step 3 – Determine automated QA testing strategy to identify where the software can effectively benefit from test automation, followed by test architecture and design. XBOSoft deliverables – Test Automation Strategy Document; Automation Test Case Design and Parameterization Guidelines, and Automation Framework Design Guidelines.
Step 4 – Create executable automation scripts with written instructions on how to set up the test environment, deploy and execute the script. XBOSoft often supplements the above with guidelines on enabling maintainability and extend-ability, and incorporating best practices in analysis of test results.
Software QA Coaching and Mentoring — If you have a gap in knowledge or need a second opinion on QA testing for software and want an expert who has already faced this problem before, XBOSoft can assist you from high-level test strategies to test case design.
The XBOSoft Approach to Software QA Consulting:
Our software quality assurance consulting foundation is simple: You can’t improve what you don’t understand. That’s why we’ve developed a three-step process that both increases software efficacy while reducing total risk.
Step 1: Understand Your Risk — We work with your team to determine likely risk factors, such as weaknesses due to open-source code, potential XSS compromises or problematic app design.
Step 2: Evaluate Your Resources — What needs to happen? What resources are available to achieve this aim? What are your timelines? Our experts help quantify objectives and develop a resource matrix that both addresses software deficiencies and keeps you on budget.
Step 3: Improve Your Results — During the final stage of quality assurance consulting, we develop a plan based on current status and objectives, determine your ideal resource allocation, and develop a roadmap to track measurements and deliver continuous improvement.
We’ve helped organizations from start-ups to large enterprises launch high-quality software. Whether you want to discuss developing an overall QA strategy, test automation, mobile app testing or something else, we’ve got experts on hand to help you. If you are in the market for a QA software testing consultant, contact us today, and a member of our technical team will reach out to you for a free, non-sales discussion.