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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?
So, you want to be a DevOps team? You’re ready to create a culture at your company that unites development and testing with operations. You want to see measurable results from projects benefiting both your business and your customers. You’re eager to speed up development cycles to remain competitive in your industry without sacrificing security or software reliability.
DevOps can make that happen. But first, you will likely have to make some changes. Let's explore 6 must-haves for your ultimate DevOps Testing Success.
Every delay you incur on the way to market shrinks your potential audience. Being late, or even just being second, means someone else gets the first chance to impress your potential customers with a solution to their problem. You may have the superior product, but if the first application a customer tries is “good enough,” you may never get the chance to prove you can do things better.
Your automated testing plan is a guide to saving money, releasing on time and producing a high-quality product. It is your best opportunity to get a top-down view of the project that is about to roll out. Before you become submerged in the day-to-day of test cases and iteration flows, you have one last chance to identify how you can deliver against your business goals in the most efficient manner possible.
It is the perfect time to call on some expert advice.
Developing a comprehensive test strategy means never having to ask, “Where do we begin?”
A test plan vs test strategy comparison is useful in defining the role each plays in your SDLC. The test strategy defines your QA best practices. The test plan outlines how you will practically implement them toward getting a finished product to market.
Preparation turns big problems into little ones, and it turns bug problems into little sprints.
When viewed from afar—as a single, monolithic step in your overall software development process—testing an entire application can seem overwhelming. How do you properly account for every potential execution, for every combination of platform, purpose and user? Or for every practical real-world contingency?
The choice is yours. You know your product. You know the problem it solves and why it will soon become vital to the working lives of untold numbers of users. What you might not know is how best to test that product so that your development intention becomes a product reality.
There are a number of different software testing methodologies available to you to reach that reality. Each is designed with a specific purpose in mind, and each has value in a comprehensive test plan.