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Planning, Testing and Quality Process Consulting Based on Critical Testing Processes Plans, Advice, and Assistance in Improvement
Save Money, Reduce Risk, and Boost Return on Investment
Improve your Critical Test Processes
Users, customers, and stakeholders want systems that provide the needed functionality, that are delivered on time and for a reasonable price. They also want quality systems that work correctly, reliably, securely, and quickly. We know that to deliver quality systems, solid testing by skilled professionals is required. Yet, a study by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology estimated that software development organizations lose over ten billion dollars a year through inadequate testing.
RBCS offers an independent ten-day critical test process assessment, based on Rex Black’s book, Critical Testing Processes. RBCS will spend five days on-site working with you and your team to evaluate your test operation, with an additional five days of analysis and report preparation.
The test assessment focuses on twelve critical test processes to ensure:
For each process, RBCS will help you measure how well you are doing. RBCS will identify challenges to your success, and help you lay out a roadmap to improvement. You will receive a complete evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of your testing processes, using key process indicators developed through years of independent consulting experience.
Testing provides information and services to a system development or maintenance project. Therefore, throughout the assessment, RBCS will help you focus on making sure that each test activity fits into the overall development methodology, as well as the corresponding critical development processes.
What Makes an RBCS Test Assessment Unique?
RBCS test assessments outperform other test assessment or maturity measurements for two reasons:
In short, we deliver fact-focused findings and recommendations with measurable return on investment.
A Return on Your Investment of As Much As 800% or More
Typical customers for this service include people working as CIO’s, directors or department heads in IT, R&D, engineering, or quality roles. For customers at this level, we can target strategic opportunities to improve your testing operations or to prepare for process improvement efforts like ISO or CMMi. Other customers include people working as managers of test, development, or project teams. For customers at this level, we can help during the planning phase to lay the groundwork for an excellent test effort, or during the execution phase to fine-tune or even turn around a project. All customers receive:
Software industry expert Capers Jones has identified poor testing as one of the four leading causes of project overruns and cancellation. Do not let your company lose thousands or millions of dollars, or risk project failure. Applying these twelve critical test processes for clients such as ASB Bank, Dell, Sony Computer Entertainment, and T-Mobile, RBCS has helped them achieve returns on their test investment of as much as 800% or more. Boost your test return on investment, control costs, and reduce the risk of project failure with a critical test process assessment.
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