Quality Assurance – How & Why
Once a software product undergoes different stages of development, a big task is to employ quality assurance strategies to ensure that the software properly works in the client’s environment. The quality assurance (QA) of a software product is an ongoing and organic process, which should start in the very beginning of the development process. QA should be ongoing thru the life of the product. If software is not properly put through a QA process, it can be disastrous! Not from bugs or kinks, but because the product does not work within the client’s needed parameters. If the end software product is not developed according to the needs and requirements of company, the client might have to face big time losses.
This makes QA incredibly important. The QA team have several important tasks to meet during any project:
* They must ensure flexibility of the product, is it capable of getting adapted in atmospheres of different companies installing it.
* They must ensure the customization characteristics of product, again, is it capable of being customized according to needs of different companies.
* They must ensure that the end product is going to meet all the standards, processes and procedures already prevailing in different types of companies.
Once QA has been completely done, your software should be ready to conquer any task you toss at it. The QA process may seem exhaustive and long, but really – after all the money and time you are spending on custom software – you shouldn’t have it any other way. This is the best way to ensure your new software will work smoothly, and prove to be the valuable asset you wanted it to be.