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Leveraging Streaming Media for Outsourced QA

 Unlike downloaded media, which is saved to the hard drive and then played back upon completion of data transfer, streaming media can be played before the entire file has been transmitted. Live streaming, or the delivery of real-time content over the Internet, is an excellent way to stay connected with your distributed workforce.


Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning is all about establishing an outline of business strategy for the success of your onshore and offsite resources. This type of strategy can help you evaluate your current team, technological landscape, communication style, staffing and overall company culture. It can also help you manage and refine management practices based on which techniques work and where you need to improve. Planning this type of strategy can help bridge the gap between projected goals and actual results.


Onboarding a QA Partner

Onboarding a QA partner can be overwhelming to any company. In order to curb any anxiety, there are several things to consider. This includes not just availability of the partner, but testing infrastructure, training, domain experience, precious experience, communication skills, as well as resources. Allocating your resources appropriately allows you to proceed with the onboarding process with ease and can boost your QA productivity in the long run.


Starting Formal Offshore QA

Starting a formal offshore QA engagement can be a daunting experience as you are trusting people thousands of miles away to ensure the quality of your product. Although every company has different guidelines, some practices, such as effective communication, are common throughout the industry. Our recommendations on how to start your formal QA outsourcing process are below.


Financial Domain Testing: The Breakdown

QA testing is done in a variety of different industries including but not limited to technology QA, healthcare software testing, retail software testing, and financial domain testing. While QA principles are applied across all the industries, each domain has industry specific standards and guidelines. One of the most sought after domain is financial services. The breakdown of financial domain testing is listed below.


Performance Metrics of your QA Team

Performance metrics are essential to either eliminate or remove the variations in the product or process. Using these measures, you can track the progress of your QA team over time and make executive decisions about future projects. Performance metrics allow you and your QA team to continuously learn and improve your processes.


Switching QA Partners

Though it can seem to be a daunting task, there are many reasons to switch QA providers or integrate QA into your project. QA ensures that your project is released with as few flaws as possible.


5 Tips to Train Your QA Team

Training a QA team is no easy task, but there are several guidelines to follow in order to make your team successful. Keep in mind that the success of the team in the long run depends on each individual engineer.


Why Outsource QA to India?

QA outsourcing is a great way to give specific projects the needed attention from the experts in the QA field. Companies outsource to stay ahead of the competition. Outsourcing can free up internal resources to focus on the core aspects of the business and boost efficiency. In this regard, India has made a name for itself in the outsourcing field – especially in the IT industry. But, why India? Below are the top 5 reasons why you should outsource QA.


Outsourcing QA: The People

 When outsourcing QA, one of the most important things to consider is the people. Having a professional, fully trained team that is dynamic and versatile can really set your company apart from the competition.

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