It is delegating all testing related tasks across multiple projects pertaining to an application, spanning the entire lifecycle of software. It is for organizations who want to establish modularization and standardization in their QA process. All resource, infrastructure and systems needs are manage by the managed testing service provider.
Leveraging scale — The provider has done this enough times to establish all the processes and frameworks. And so, will choose the optimum combination to meet your custom needs. Along with best fitting, the provider will offer you rapid testing cycles and shorter response times.
Competitive Price — MTS providers typically use a combination of onshore, near shore and offshore locations to bring down the costs drastically
Reduce Complexity on Your Side — Managed Testing involves outsourcing a complex process chain, which enables the end user o reduce the overall process and organization complexity
Avail a High Quality Service – MTS providers have access to the best practices, the best tools and the best infrastructure to deliver high quality services. So instead of re-inventing the wheel, customers could utilize this this full suite of service
Risk Reduction — MTS providers are held to high levels of SLAs which shifts the burden of risk to the providers.
Core Competency Focus — Now, customers can focus on their core competency instead of figuring out the workings of a complex QA process. This helps them improve their innovation and gain more market share
What’s Before MTS?
Modularize your business process — A detailed process needs to be drawn out with defined activities, responsibilities, dependencies, and results.
Apply Standards — Standards ensure a specific level of quality and a simplified process based on the large amount of documentation.
Think about Automation — For all the activities within the process, automating a few steps need to be considered. This will ensure less manual intervention to cut down on the cycle times.
MTS might not be for everyone. So an organization needs to clearly understand what their core competencies of the business are. MTS would apply to identified tasks using standards and automation. More about the MTS process in my next post.