QA & Test Process Improvement
Software has established itself as THE competitive factor in today's business environment. Surprisingly, few companies manage software production with the degree of care necessary to assure the value of the software they create. Whether you develop software for commercial use or rely on it to manage critical aspects of your own business, problems with production software can result in huge losses to revenue, profit and market share. Questcon maximizes the value of software, by assuring its development is done right. Since 1991, Questcon has helped companies change the way they develop software. Change that creates better results, faster production cycles, and lower development and maintenance costs.
Error Cost and Early Detection
Simply stated, the cost of errors increases exponentially the longer it survives through the development process. Questcon is an expert in finding hidden inefficiencies in software development processes, by employing a pre-emptive approach to finding defects.
We find many companies have well defined processes but fail to enforce them or lack the same due diligence in their testing. Others have poorly defined or even undocumented processes. Assured success doesn't come from doing a few things right, it comes from doing all the right things right. Questcon knows proper balance and consistency are hallmarks of continuous success. And we know how to achieve them.
Questcon brings the client's people into the project to learn from our experience and methodologies. Over time, we mentor these same people as they move into subsequent projects, upgrading their skills and results so that they and the company continue to benefit long after the project is finished.
QA & Test Assessment
A Quality Assurance Assessment gives an independent view of how effective your development processes are. A Test Assessment will increase your efficiency and effectiveness of testing allowing you to capture the defects that matter most, yielding the greatest savings.
Our QA & Test Assessment will greatly improve the way you develop software. Our Cost Benefit Analysis will identify, prioritize and justify the best process changes for your specific needs. You'll clearly understand your options and have the return on investment data necessary to move forward. MORE
Upon completing the assessment, Questcon develops a comprehensive improvement plan, clearly identifying the precise steps, best practices and methodologies that will be leveraged in optimizing the client's development and business processes. Our plan will assure the greatest overall benefit with the promise of minimal disruption to the ongoing business at hand. MORE
In order to accelerate deployment of the improvement process, we believe it is crucial to get everyone in the organization on the same page, properly aligned and prepared. To do so, Questcon creates and delivers a custom client-tailored education plan for process improvement. MORE
Process Improvement is the key to effective and efficient software development. Questcon assures the right processes are properly installed and maintained, resulting in perpetual benefits for our clients. The Accelerated Improvement service includes:
QA Management Best Practices
Only a very small percentage of software projects arrive on budget, on time. The odds are stacked heavily against you. Questcon has built the most comprehensive set of QA Best Practices in the industry. Practices that deliver immediate results and perpetual value. Let the mistakes of others drive your success.
Simply put, a software QA methodology is the set of rules and practices used to create superb programs. The right methodology assures the software does what it's supposed to do, in the most efficient manner. Questcon can assure the best methodologies, based on a proven process we've used successfully over countless projects.
Test Measurement & Metrics
Software test metrics are the only objective means to determine process effectiveness. Many organizations waste time and money tracking the wrong metrics. Questcon defines which key software development processes can be objectively measured and develops a plan for the base information to be tracked, who will track it and when.
Implementation & Consulting
Planning what to do and how to do it is important. Implementing correctly is everything. Let our experts not only help you develop the most effective game plan but make it happen as well. Questcon has vast experience implementing a wide range of projects with very successful results. Still not sure? Ask our clients.
Optional: Software Configuration Management
Our Software Configuration Management service delivers a phased plan that establishes a client-centric standard for scope, resources, responsibilities, processes, tools, and maintenance procedures for development projects.