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.
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.
QA managers are tasked with continuously finding ways to improve quality assurance and overall software integrity, but are also asked to find ways to increase productivity of team members. But, between rounds of testing and writing up issue reports, there never seems to be enough time to carry out these changes.
Increasing productivity of your QA team doesn’t have to be difficult. Targeting easy wins allows for more time to implement additional tactics that improve team productivity. And since there are a lot of tasks that QA teams tackle, increasing QA productivity can help successfully drive a company’s revenue growth.
Here are 6 ways to increase productivity within your QA testing team:
QA testing professionals are in high demand across multiple industries, such as technology QA, healthcare software testing, retail software testing and financial domain testing. In addition to understanding QA principles applicable across all industries, each domain has industry-specific standards and guidelines necessary for every QA tester to fully master before executing test cases. And in financial services, this understanding is not just a nice-to-have skill - it’s crucial for the success of the business that testers support.
QA Managers are responsible for providing frequent and consistent communication for each member of their team. Celebrating the teamwork, treating team members with respect, and providing them with specific and actionable feedback are critical when trying to facilitate a productive environment. A productive environment can enhance the overall morale of a team and contributes to a healthy culture.
You cannot overstate the importance of speed to market in your business these days. With the pace at which digital technology is advancing, you have to do what it takes to stay ahead in the game. Never has the first mover advantage been so critical.
Hopefully, you have a software product that appeals to your end users. That’s because it solves everyday problems in real-world situations for people that rely on its simplicity and effectiveness. If your team can create such a strong product that performs well in the marketplace, your team is equipped to solve anything.
So, why is solving the problems within your testing process so daunting?
Teams exist in every organization. They discuss tasks that need to be completed, who will be given ownership of each task, and then they are off and running. Cross-team collaboration brings members with different areas of expertise, knowledge and experience together, which can improve quality, speed and the company's overall productivity. Cross-team collaboration is a much-needed skill that is, unfortunately, difficult to acquire. So, how can companies build effective cross-functional teams?
Software development has been in existence for quite a long time now. However, the need for strong QA to complement the advancements of development has risen. With the increasing demand for high-quality products, it has become imperative for software companies to have strong QA in order to achieve development excellence.
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.