We talk about the 5x rule involving the costs of defects in this article, but it can get much worse than 5x. Depending on when a defect is identified, the costs associated with correction, and worse yet, the revenue losses associated with that defect, can all mean the total amount can easily surpass the 5X quote. While we can hope for and hire the best developers in the industry, the fact remains that no one is perfect. That’s precisely why testing is a critical component in any software development project.
As you ponder between the two models, here are some distinctions between the two that will help you determine which model will best benefit the needs of your organization.
On the surface, you look at the prices of offshore testing as an outsourced solution, and it seems too good to be true. That’s because it is. There are hidden pitfalls that can significantly inflate the “low costs” of offshore providers and run your software initiatives and ROI into the ground.
If you stand at a high-level and observe a development project team (and in particular, an outsourced development team), it doesn’t take long at all to notice a multitude of dynamics interacting with one another. These many dynamics float around differing agendas and priorities. The project manager is like a conductor, directing and coaxing harmony [...]
Have you been tempted to try offshore testing yet? Every aspiring project manager has had the thought cross their mind, and until they experience it for themselves, offshore testing looks like the answer to the budget crunch…or is it?I recently came across a survey conducted by the Software Test & Performance Conference in Boston (STPCon). [...]
You are hereOne common way to cut costs on a smaller-scale project is to engage a Director, Manager, or another lead role to run a project instead of employing a professional Project Manager for the task. Not only is it a way to save funding, but it is also a way for an up-and-coming leader [...]
Meetings are often standard practice in the corporate world. We accept invitations without thinking and arrive with everyone else, but at what cost? The value of those meetings is directly relevant to the value of the information shared. Who can raise their hand if they’ve been in a meeting and wondered why they were there?Many [...]