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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.

Key Characteristics of a Successful Offshore QA Team

 Whether you already have an established QA partner or are in search of a new partner, there are several characteristics that should define your offshore QA team.

Should I insource or outsource QA?

Offshore QA, QA Outsourcing Management | By Lahari | February 10, 2015

Should I insource or outsource QA has been a question that every company faces. After Y2K, companies started outsourcing everything. If this question had been asked at that time, “outsource” would have been the definitive answer. But now, the answer isn’t as simple. In fact, the one word answer to this overarching question would be: “hybrid”.

5 Key Skills to Manage a QA Team

Understanding key management skills required to achieve an efficient, productive QA team is essential to the success of projects. In today’s world, we are changing our approach towards Agile & Scrum processes, which focus on not just executing test cases at the end of a test cycle, but communicating risks throughout the software development lifecycle. This requires QA testers to be involved with various parts of the team including business analysts and developers at each level. Being able to manage the QA teams is crucial for an organization’s success. Here are some key skills needed to manage your QA team effectively.

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