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Leverage Our Software Testing Governance Framework

18 Oct 2021

Quality assurance is an integral component that ensures business reputation and business growth for any organization. In an average software development lifecycle, while there are several phases, wherein bugs and defects can cause disruption, a quality governance framework is necessary for preventing the quality issues at any point.

Commonly referred to as Software Quality Governance – it helps automate the identification, management, and control of every “quality risk” for every single software change across the entire delivery pipeline. A carefully crafted quality governance model ensures that robust quality assurance practices are implemented across the organization.

While it can prove utmost beneficial for digital transformation initiatives – where can an enterprise start? How do you go about it?

Through this article, we’ll try to answer some of the questions. It is around understanding the specifics of testing governance to spot trends, isolate risks, and make informed decisions to drive testing efforts towards a successful product delivery.

Let’s get started!

What is Software Testing Governance?

It is a testing discipline for software systems delivery that governs the test management process by applying suitable strategy, for process implementation, optimization, and performance improvement. The process operates through a set of well-defined strategies, stringent test management policies & procedures, principles, and test management tools.

It is across levels, from project to “test organization” to measure and improve the quality of product & deliverables. Further, it aims to provide the transparency of software system measurement and performance assessment to enable further improvements.

Essentials of Software Testing Governance Model

QA Governance Model
  • Test Goals: The agile test governance framework clearly outlines the governance practices and helps teams to achieve their project goals based on business needs.
  • Test Strategy: Includes a defined set of guiding principles that helps determine test design & regulates how the software testing process will follow. It establishes a systematic approach to the software testing process to ensure quality, reliability, traceability, and improved planning.
  • Test Management: A process of managing the test operation and execution activities for improving the quality of end product.
  • Test Measurement: Provides specifics to measure, analyze, monitor, and record information to define processes for evaluating the actual performance of the processes.
  • Test Evaluation: Assess the risks and incidents reports for the root cause analysis.
  • Test Improvement: Early risk identification at an initial stage by implementing standard templates and procedures along with test metrics for continuous improvements to build quality software.

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Software Quality Governance Framework

Here’s a detailed overview of a structured framework that we follow at Rishabh. Our Center of Excellence (CoE) for software testing aims to provide innovative strategic approaches with proven methodologies, test processes, and strategies aligned with your enterprise goals.

Test Consultancy

Rishabh Software offers a full spectrum of QA consulting & development services, ranging from right strategy planning to technology tools selection while implementing different types of testing procedures as per the project’s requirement with ongoing maintenance support.

  • Governance Set up: A setup of processes and structure that produce desired results to meet the needs of all stakeholders while making the best use of resources.
  • Delivery Model: We offer delivery models that help you align testing for an effective & efficient Agile Project delivery. Providing a variety of delivery models – be it onsite, offsite or offshore, we ensure high quality and stability of testing services.
  • Risk Management Model: As a standard model that helps identify, analyze, assess unfavorable conditions to avoid negative impact on the defined testing processes.

Do give this blog a read, if you wish to learn about our comprehensive test consultancy focus and how it helps eliminate the unforeseen risks with the product quality.

Software Testing Services

We provide a wide range of testing services including functional testing, performance testing, big data testing, service-oriented architecture testing and more to build fully functional, scalability-tested high-quality software.

  • Testing Solution Approach: Whether Performance, Load, Functional, Automation testing, API test automation, database, and more – we have got you covered!
  • Test Management: Define a test management approach to be implemented during the testing phase to speed up the process by delivering high-quality products & get rid of costly setbacks.
  • E2E Testing: Test the entire software product from beginning to end to ensure your business app stays undisrupted and behaves as expected.

Learn more about our wide range of software testing and quality assurance services that enterprises globally leverage to build fully functional and scalable solutions.

Testing Methodologies

Our project execution methodology focuses on projects of all types & sizes, catering to the needs of SMBs and large enterprises. We follow the structured approach to help you choose the right testing methodology with a flexible governance model.

  • Agile Model: Ideal for projects with growing requirements and possibly evolving needs that change through the course of the project.
  • Waterfall Model: It is for the projects having clearly outlined scope with requirements that are not likely to change at any development stage.
  • Hybrid Approach: Best suited for projects with complex processes spread across a longer time duration.

Test Management Tools

Our skilled resources possess extensive knowledge to perform comprehensive, multi-stage testing and auditing of your software using various test management tools. This helps to govern the progress and measure the effectiveness of the processes to avoid any deviation by building insights into all the aspects and phases of SDLC.

Software performance testing has emerged as the practice that helps evaluate a system’s responsiveness and stability under a particular workload. Read on to get a comprehensive insight into performance testing with essential considerations, including tools and how to go about it.

Process Compliance

We make sure that the software development processes and solutions are compliant with relevant international and regional industry standards & regulations.

  • Periodic Reviews: It ensures that the performed operations are in line with the defined strategy, test goals, business objectives, and test policy.
  • Test Metrics: An integral part in evaluating the overall quality, health, cost, and effectiveness of the software testing efforts.
  • Defect Metrics: It helps analyze the defects in the software’s quality. It include phases when the defects arise, the number of defect reports, the time required to detect & eliminate defects, and defect number per code line.

To conclude, the test governance framework when applied to the project, provides crystallized evidence to roll out the product into the market with full confidence. The quality assurance governance model bridges the gap between requirements control, technical issues, and business risks. It helps ensure that the system should comply with the regulatory requirements of the software testing best practices.

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