Employing "Testing as a Service" in Agile Transitions
Companies today must respond to the ever-increasing demand of delivering products in a fast-paced digital environment. As a result, many traditional system testing departments are being dismantled, teams are being split up, and individual testers are being distributed across multiple projects or functional teams. This transition can lead to workflows that are awkward and siloed, with team members trying to figure out what exactly to do with the testers. Noha Gomaa feels that there must be a better way to handle the transition. Noha champions "testing as a service" to many project teams, which helps them implement testing in different lifecycle models for major infrastructure transformations and highly custom, product-specific projects. She will share how service models can work in any organization, including having testers assigned to agile projects, measuring QA metrics, conducting root-cause analysis and problem-solving, data setup and test data management, system testing, nonfunctional testing, coaching, test training, and so on. You will learn the basic steps needed to establish a service-oriented testing team. You'll be able to model testing services and balance and prioritize the needs of diverse projects and product owners based on business, technical, and organizational factors.