Meeting the Challenges of Quality Testing Plans

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-10-2017 Email

The digital transformation has emerged at Topic A for many enterprises, but IT organizations often struggle to develop a testing plan to assure the quality of today's tech initiatives, according to a survey from Capgemini and Micro Focus. The accompanying "World Quality Report 2017-18" indicates that most companies have come up with a "fairly mature" internet of things (IoT) testing strategy—or plan to do so. However, these companies are encountering difficulties when they attempt to test for the quality of end-to-end IoT user experiences, or create a testing environment with virtualized end-products, devices or test data. When testing mobile apps, they face a lack of correct testing processes and methods. To overcome this, they are either adopting—or at least experimenting with—DevOps and agile methodologies. But these pursuits come with challenges. It doesn't help that few test activities are automated. "Testing teams are coming of age, but facing new challenges with the shift to agile applications," said Hans van Waayenburg, a member of the Group Executive Committee at Capgemini and head of Sogeti, its tech and engineering services subsidiary. "Digital transformation provides a huge opportunity for growth, but organizations must be proactive in breaking down silos between business, development, quality and operations, while using agile and DevOps to focus on customer value and business relevance. To retain a competitive edge, quality assurance and test organizations must move toward test ecosystem automation, predictive analytics and intelligence-led quality assurance and testing, for better business outcomes." A total of 1,660 global CIOs, IT directors, QA/testing managers and other managers took part in the research.



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