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6 Test Automation Best Practices and Tips for Startups (Infographic)

Test Automation, Startup QA, Infographics | By Vakul Gotra | November 17, 2020

In order to expand a product at a sustained pace, you need strong development and QA foundations that set you up for future success. Like any project, planning goes a long way when you want to make the most of test automation.

3 Pieces of Advice from a Startup QA Expert

Startups are defined by speed and scrappiness. Think breakneck time to market, lean teams pushing the limit on what can be done in a day and releases that prioritize big, innovative leaps over more gradual, iterative perfection.

6 Test Automation Best Practices and Tips for Startups

Test Automation, Startup QA | By Timothy Joseph | October 8, 2019

There is nothing more exciting than your first experience of success. Watching your vision and hard work take shape and become a real product in the hands of real users can be like actualizing a dream. For many startups, those early days are about pulling together as a small, dedicated team with everyone pushing the limits of their skills and experience to produce innovation within the tightest of resource limits.

With success comes the promise of growth, and your dreams and goals become larger.

Automation Test Planning for Startups-Instant Expertise Is Within Reach

Do not fail because you failed to ask for help.

We all know the failure rates among startups are high. Very high. Some estimations put the failure rate at as much as 90%, which could be as many as 120,000 companies a day.

What is most concerning about those failures is how frequently they are attributed to inexperience. That might be domain inexperience, capitalization inexperience or product testing inexperience.

Can You Outsource QA Architecture?

Back in the day, outsourcing was implemented purely as a cost-cutting measure. Organizations would assess which services were vital enough to be kept in-house, and farm out the rest to outside vendors. The work got done, but often, it just wasn’t up to par with what an onsite team could have accomplished. Reasons for this varied -- poor onboarding, insufficient communication, lack of familiarity with the product -- the list goes on.

Quality: The Achilles' Heel for Startups

Startup QA | By Amanda Sturdevant | February 12, 2018

It’s no secret that speed to market is vital to the success of a startup. Not only does it get the product out the door and to customers, but velocity and full pipelines also please venture capitalists and other investors who provide funding for a startup’s runway.

Defeat the "Speed vs Quality" Dilemma with Continuous Integration (Infographic)

If there’s one thing startups know all too well, it’s that speed to market is crucial to a company’s success. However, customers today are increasingly unwilling to put up with faulty products and buggy apps, so developers cannot afford not to test. So how can an organization choose which to invest in, speed or quality?

6 Common Misconceptions about Startup QA

Startup QA | By Amanda Sturdevant | April 5, 2017

All companies, whether they are a startup or an established company, should invest in some form of testing. Since QA engineers are trained in destructive engineering practices, investing in testing allows companies to be aware of the risks up front and get the right coverage. Everyone has their own opinion of what QA for a startup should look like, however, and the amount of differing opinions gives rise to many misconceptions. Here we’re clearing up 6 of the most common misconceptions about startup QA.

What Functions Should Startups be Outsourcing?

One of the main challenges startups face is accomplishing critical functions when there isn't enough money, resources or time to staff properly. While it's inevitable that members of a startup wear some different hats, there comes a point when it's unsustainable to continue doing this at every level if the organization wants to grow. It makes more sense to outsource. But which functions does it make sense to contract out? Let's look at 5 areas.

7 Myths About Outsourcing Your Startup QA

Outsourcing QA has become a popular option for many organizations, particularly for startups, but there is still much confusion around how effective and efficient it can be. Let’s dispel 7 of these common myths about outsourcing QA for startups!

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