Whether your IT team is embarking on an exciting, dynamic software project, slogging through a clunky, unclear install, or preparing to launch the next generation of awesome apps, an effective test management strategy is always the starting point for soaring success.
To handle each of the above scenarios, test management tools must deliver real-time insight into multiple processes, such as testing status and progress. The power to track team-wide workloads with instant status and progress reports for test runs, test cases, and arising issues will supercharge the process.
What follows are just a few special waysTestMonitor can empower your next amazing project—or save a troubled one from extinction.
Implementing a New, Complex System
Atest manager is the glue that holds all the parts of a new, complicated project together. A rock-star test manager must ensure a testing process that covers the A to Z of software testing: defining, designing, planning, and executing the plan, as well as tracking test results, resolving issues, andreporting.
At some point, your company will need to implement new software that covers every aspect of operations.
As a test manager, you’ll be tasked with guiding your team and staying focused on the bigger picture (often within an Agile environment). But problems inevitably crop up: blocking software glitches, integration flubs with existing applications, and even the crash and burn of converted data. To keep all balls in the air at once, you’ll want a structured testing approach.
Of course, the best-laid test plans begin with the recruitment of a next-level QA team, as well as the creation of team-oriented milestones (e.g., scheduling sprints, releases, and iterations).
A complicated new project calls for a test tool crafted to handle the most complex of implementations. That’s where TestMonitor shines. We make it easy for test managers tocreate test cases based onrequirements, applications, and risks. Because TestMonitor’s scalable platform is so comprehensive, you’ll have zero problems onboardingend users. That makes test runs smoother and drives deeper engagement. The big win? You receive actionable test results from people who—surprise!—actually use the system regularly!
Finally, TestMonitor’s built-in, intuitive issue-management function provides total control over issues all in one place, from fixing issues to planning a retest.
Recovering a Lost Project
There’s an old saying in project management: “Hope for the best; plan for the worst.”
But what happens when bad goes to worse for aproject manager? Your team relies on you to maintain a 30,000-foot view of all outstanding issues and statuses, as well as the overall quality of testing and retesting.
But that kind of overview becomes cloudy when the wheels start falling off the project. A one-year software implementation drags on for more than two years; morale nosedives as workloads pile higher. But it gets worse! QA begins to implode. Excel bugs seem to multiply, task lists are unclear or trashed, issues snowball (this is why you shouldavoid Excel, by the way).
In short, there seems to be no way out. Suddenly, worse is morphing into worst!
This is the time to reboot and reinvigorate your project with software testing. With TestMonitor’s wide array of all-in-one testing features, your QA ship won’t sink. You can easily write down and manage system expectations, test them, and receive instant insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly.
TestMonitor keeps the “Q” in your QA efforts, helping you maintain a strong grip on quality with a built-in issues management system. Your revamped and rebooted project will stay on track as you deploy TestMonitor to maintain control over budgets, objectives, users, and thequality of the software through a continuous cycle of testing, issue management, retesting, and release.
Launching the Best App
App launches are truly amazing. Think about it. App development is democratic: A small software development team can compete in a larger market, thanks to the accessibility and agility of today’s app tools.
As an app developer, you can take advantage of this level playing field. However, even the top-rated apps still face a sports stadium’s worth of hurdles to jump over, with nimble competition, narrow nice markets, maintenance of the most unique, memorable features, and more.
App users bring high expectations to the game. Today’s users don’t want to hear excuses about beta glitches or slip-ups. They can always move on to the next choice in the app store. Top-notch outputs require top-notch software testing. Conquering the app game requires next-level testing tools.
Althoughautomated testing has its place, it’s only as good as the robots that run the tests. It can be effective in certain situations (see link above). But how can a robot mimic the intuition and fast-changing expectations of a human user?
Manual testing relies on human intuition and real-world experience to tackle the unknown with confidence. That, in turn, provides a higher level of certainty, ensuring the testing project stays between the lines.
Manual testers provide fresh and often unexpected insights, because humans offer as much variety in perspective as a kaleidoscope. Automation can still be useful for simple things, but nothing can replace the human touch for your next game-winning app.
Now you have the facts. What’s next? Ready to tackle a highly complex project or app? Ready to rescue the almost failed project that everybody else left for dead?
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