Tips for Effectively Managing an Offshore QA Team

Tips for Effectively Managing an Offshore QA Team

Publish Date: January 31, 2023

Outsourcing certain business functions allow your business to flourish as you direct your time and effort into more valuable activities. Hiring an offshore quality assurance (QA) team is one way to help your business succeed. Offshore QA teams can be invaluable assets that help reduce costs and expand your company's reach. In this blog post, we'll go over the benefits and challenges of hiring an offshore QA team. We'll also give you tips and tricks to overcome challenging situations and effectively manage your offshore QA team.

Benefits of Outsourcing Software QA During a Slow Economy (Infographic)

Benefits of Outsourcing Software QA During a Slow Economy (Infographic)

Publish Date: December 28, 2022

In the last quarter of 2020, a survey of 200 global companies by BGC revealed that 82% of respondents underwent a decrease in revenue, while 78% faced operational challenges, and 68% dealt with service provider-based issues. The easy solution to overcoming these challenges lies in outsourcing QA services to adjust to current business conditions.

Benefits of Outsourcing Software QA During a Slow Economy

Benefits of Outsourcing Software QA During a Slow Economy

Publish Date: November 8, 2022

Uncertainty in modern economic operations has forced many companies to take drastic measures. In the last quarter of 2020, a survey of 200 global companies by BGC revealed that 82% of respondents underwent a decrease in revenue. Simultaneously, 78% faced operational challenges, and 68% dealt with service provider-based issues. With the looming risk of frequent budget cuts and staff layoffs, you must adjust to current business conditions, especially those related to digital IT strategies and offshore and onshore providers to ensure your company continues to develop amidst the present economic crisis. In this article, we delineate the process of outsourcing QA and explain why outsourced software testing services can lead to company growth.

3 Tips for Onboarding Your New QA Partner

3 Tips for Onboarding Your New QA Partner

Publish Date: December 30, 2020

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.

Performance Metrics of Your QA Team

Performance Metrics of Your QA Team

Publish Date: November 4, 2020

QA performance metrics are essential for eliminating inefficient strategies and improving internal processes. They also enable managers to track the progress of their QA team over time and make data driven decisions about future projects.

How Employee Retention Impacts QA

How Employee Retention Impacts QA

Publish Date: October 22, 2020

Your employee retention rate is as important in QA because it can significantly impact the quality, effectiveness and speed of your software quality assurance efforts. So, how do you approach retaining your QA employees? Or is the importance of staff retention not even on your radar?

4 Common QA Pain Points and Their Solutions

4 Common QA Pain Points and Their Solutions

Publish Date: October 8, 2020

It doesn’t take long to form a habit. With a trigger within your QA environment and a reward waiting at the finish line, bad habits are just as easy to develop as good ones.

3 Tips for Effective QA Reporting To the CEO

3 Tips for Effective QA Reporting To the CEO

Publish Date: September 2, 2020

The continued growth of your company depends on a quality product. In fact, ensuring product quality is the primary role of your engineering organization. It should then come as no surprise that your CEO and executive team are interested in keeping their finger on the pulse when it comes to quality and growth.

7 Tips To Manage and Motivate Your QA Team

7 Tips To Manage and Motivate Your QA Team

Publish Date: August 27, 2020

A healthy QA culture results in strong, confident teams. And with a powerful team in place, you can produce exceptional products and achieve greater success when going to the market. While the task of building great culture belongs to the QA Team Manager, it’s up to each member of your software QA team to participate and contribute towards a healthy workplace culture.

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Our bloggers are the test management experts at QASource. They are executives, QA managers, team leads, and testing practitioners. Their combined experience exceeds 100 years and they know how to optimize QA efforts in a variety of industries, domains, tools, and technologies.

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