Setting a Testing Roadmap in Manageable Chunks
Organisations understand the importance of quality and the significance testing plays in the overall success of the business. However, landscapes can be complex with multiple projects running at any one time, making consistency, available resources and potentially conflicting activities challenging to manage. Taking a strategic viewpoint to map the future of testing is crucial – but finding the time and space is the challenge.
Need a strategic long-term view of your testing but too tied up with numerous current projects?
A refresh of your test strategy is essential, and the additional benefits of undertaking this task outweigh any concerns. By casting an experienced eye over your current testing practices, including your future developments, it is easy to spot potential cost and time savings and outline areas where significant improvements can be made.
Our test strategy approach follows seven key principles, ensuring coverage of all of the testing areas. This translates into a report, outlining our recommendations in each area and key deliverables.
A good test strategy will lay out your testing approach for a minimum of two years taking into account your future developments, resources, assets and tools. It will plan a roadmap of key steps that fit into your existing plans, ensuring you continue to progress with no additional resources required to implement it. Most importantly these key steps are designed in ‘manageable chunks’ to continue to drive ongoing improvement.
Without a clear [test] plan, it would have been one change after another without understanding the effects at each point. We wanted to make sure that with all the changes taking place, any one change would not have a detrimental effect on another area
Head of Business Systems, Halford
A typical test assessment format would consist of: