Taking quality assurance and testing beyond technology
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While it is easy to approach quality as only about technology, it is far more than pristine code or advanced tools. Understanding the big picture and having a proper strategy is crucial for companies to move towards what customers truly value. Quality assurance should be approached as a combination of strategy, technology and code in detail. Hence, quality and its construction need to be understood before it can be tested.
Quality is more than just bug-free software
Typically, quality assurance and test automation are performed by teams with the needed technical skills and know-how. However, these teams often lack a holistic understanding of quality and are unsure how to lead a quality assurance process in a business or customer context. Bug-free, well-functioning software is one element of quality, but it takes more to build high-quality software.
Essentially, quality is about capturing what customers truly value. Companies often look deep into technical issues with poorly working applications when the actual problem involves communication. Hence, it is crucial in quality assurance to consider the big picture and not just the technical aspects.
“Sometimes we think we know the problem, but we don’t know the solution. Sometimes we can’t put our finger on the problem, but we know there’s one. Sometimes we think the solution we have applies to every problem.
Sometimes what we really need is a pair of outside eyes.”
– Hidden Trail
What can we offer?
We approach quality assurance holistically. We reach beyond technology and embed it from the code up to strategic levels too. For us, quality assurance is not just a box to tick or a task to deliver. Instead, it is the valuable outcome of collaborative planning, testing, creating, and maintaining.
Fusion companies support setting up and implementing the proper practices needed for quality assurance. Knowledge and good practices help increase the client's confidence in product quality.
Coaching and training
We coach and train development and testing teams to deploy new skills in testing. Our coaching helps combine technical and domain skills to take testing to the next level.
Quality assurance can be increased efficiently through test automation. We plan and co-create test automation processes to ensure relevance and smooth maintenance.
Fusion companies help clarify objectives and build testing strategies to ensure valuable synergy, collaboration, and communication across teams.
What Do Our Customers Say?
“Forum Virium Helsinki needed a high level QA strategy to guide their development and research as they moved towards production use of their new platform. We created a guidance document that highlighted the important areas of development and how quality and testing should be considered when developing them further. This included test design tips, data quality guidelines, maintainability guidelines, and logging and monitoring guidelines. We also created access control and authentication guidelines for API testing, CI/CD pipelines and test automation, access control and authentication, as well as 3rd party development companies’ onboarding.”
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Codemate is a creative tech agency, specialised in design and development of web and mobile applications, complex or high profile websites and cloud services. their 80 top-class experts help companies like Lehto, Moi, Sanoma and Schibsted go forward with their digital strategy by providing agile teams to create and grow business-critical digital services.
Hidden Trail assists clients with software quality assurance in a fresh way: instead of focusing on tools and technology, their expert team looks at quality on an organisational level. After all, quality is about what's important and what's most valuable to the customer and that is usually more than pristine code. For Hidden Trail, technological competence is just a tool used to deliver true and relevant value.