Raul’s Editorial 👀 – Do we really need a testing team ?

Raul’s Editorial 👀 – Do we really need a testing team ?

This is a question that I hear sometimes, and the arguments are always the same: our developers and/or our Product Owners can test the application by themselves.
They often don’t. And even if they do, they are not doing it efficiently.

Yes you do, but why ? 🤷‍♂️
There are a few common reasons explaining the lack of efficiency of an ad-hoc internal test team: 
– DEVs and POs are busy doing their specific tasks, so mostly they don’t have time to test
– they lack proper knowledge regarding testing, which can lead to poor testing (not covering all the scenarios)
– they are biased (especially the DEVs), as they tend not to see their own mistakes. This is a proven fact and it applies to all the people, that’s why testers are cross-reviewing their tests

We can help you ! 🤝

Having an independent, dedicated testing team will increase the overall quality of the product. Testing your software product properly increases the chances of discovering defects long beforehand your products reach their final users. This is possible because testers:
– design and execute the tests professionally, covering all the main and alternative scenarios
– have a different mindset, focusing on finding issues that may potentially affect product functionality as well as having a bad impact on the end user
– have a different approach, looking for multiple breaches and alternative scenarios that might cause potential failures of the system
– have dedicated knowledge and skills, being able to cover very specific requirements through different testing types: Performance, Stress, Reliability, Security, Portability, etc

Good Testers = Happy Customers 😀
Experience shows that the more independent the testing team, the higher quality is delivered by the project team, so the key to have satisfied customers is to invest in a good testing team. Lack of defects found in daily live product usage will offer a better experience for your end user, thus adding important value to your project developing team.

✍ Written by Raul Onişor, Test Manager at Digi Test Lab

#softwaretesting #qualityassurance #Agiletesting #QAtesting

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