Improve software quality while reducing costs.

Today’s software product life cycles have become shorter and shorter while the demand for features and functions has grown exponentially. This pressure to do more work in less time increases uncertainty and consequently the chances of failure in the software development lifecycle. Logically, this increases the importance of software testing in today’s fast paced environment. Paradoxically, these time pressures result in compromising on the very activities that are required to assure quality and minimize risk, while meeting market and organization's needs.

 

In this context, Radiant offers a robust and comprehensive testing practice that allows development teams worldwide to leverage a flexible pool of highly competent and experienced resources at lower costs to support in the development of a robust test plan and execute software testing in automated and manual testing modes. Our location helps improve productivity by allowing testing to be executed during off business hours for most of our North American customers.


Most common types of testing can be classified into one of the following areas -

  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • System testing
  • Performance testing
  • User acceptance testing

Given the varying demands on time, complexity and support for decoupling for each of the above testing processes, certain testing processes are better positioned to work in a remote decoupled manner. Some other testing processes, by virtue of their role, require to be deeply embedded within the organization.

Integration, system and performance testing in both automated and manual workflows lend themselves very well to a remote support and delivery model. While the complexity of these processes can be deemed to be moderate and their support for decoupling can be considered high, the key deciding factor is time. Their demands on time can often be significantly high, a rare commodity in the era of fast turnarounds and short product life cycles. This makes it ideally suitable for a competent third party, who has the scale and flexible resource pool to support the spikes in demand for testing resources through the development cycle.

On the other hand, unit testing and UAT are two such testing processes that are best retained with the organization. Unit testing is so fundamental to the development process that it is essential to be embedded into the development process to ensure reliable development and shorter development cycle times. UAT is a customer facing function and is best executed with the customer (internal or external organization) by the business analysts or product managers. This testing phase is so deeply coupled with the business requirements that it is rational for the test phase to be executed by the customer liaisons.

To summarize, the key benefits of engaging Radiant to support software testing work are

  • Improved organization focus on key issues that require their attention
  • Improved quality
  • Access to flexible pool of resources
  • Increased cost savings

For more information, contact us at bizdev@radiant-solns.com