Attackers are always looking for an open door into your software application. If there are software security flaws present, it can be as simple as URL manipulation or broken user access control, to create a vulnerability. And once attackers gain access to your network, it’s only a matter of time before they launch cyberattacks that lead to sensitive data exposure, financial loss and tarnished credibility.
There’s always a need for speed. Development needs to happen faster, testing needs to be executed quicker, fixes need to be resolved more rapidly, deployments need to roll out sooner. After all, a long software release cycle is unfavorable in competitive markets where consumers expect updates and releases instantly.
To the untrained ear, a software bug sounds like a real-life creature crawling into your software product to wreak havoc before your exterminator arrives. This sadly isn’t too far from the truth, for software bugs can cause great damage as if they walked on six legs to poison or chew through your software system.
Uncertainty was certainly the theme of 2020. As quickly as the world changed around us, so too were industry demands in upgrading product quality, even when expectations were constantly in flux. With QA projects not slowing down this year, information was key in reaching deadlines, launching to market and driving results.
Think of QA onboarding like adding a new employee to your team. The sooner they can learn about your company - from your product and work culture to existing processes and project requirements - the sooner they can provide the deliverables you need.
Fortunately, many QA vendors have been in the industry for decades and can get up to speed quickly. That being said, there are specific onboarding procedures expected from you so that your offshore QA testing team can start testing sooner and produce expected testing results faster.
Your software application can only be as strong as the team that brings it to market. The strength of that team - or lack of - is shown based on the quality delivered to your consumers.
Often, a decrease in software quality is the result of a disconnect between teams, be it through recurring miscommunication or team silos. When software development and QA teams don’t collaborate, it impacts more than the quality of your product - consumer complaints surge as revenue declines.