testing is so often the poor relation in systems developments and
Why? - It’s understandable. If the development or
implementation doesn’t progress, there is nothing to test, so,
traditionally, testing can drop off the end of a project simply because all
hands turn first to the development pump, and testing is done last.
Even when an enlightened Project Manager doesn’t wait
until the last minute, but assigns dedicated staff to testing during the
course of the project, things can go awry. People are diverted to the more
pressing requirements of their “proper” jobs, fighting fires in the real
world and attending to the myriad meetings and administrative details their
posts demand. Of course they are; few organisations can afford to keep a
full time staff of “extras” just to handle the peaks in testing new and
modified systems from time to time.
Yet rigorous testing of new developments and their impact
upon existing functionality is as important in ensuring a trouble-free
implementation as the development itself. And it really is important to
test each step of the way, not wait until the project is complete until you
discover the fundamental flaw in an early stage.
But how can you follow best practice without blowing your
payroll budget or burning out your staff?
The answer is
our system testing service. You have access to trained and experienced
systems professionals as and when you need them. Either to develop test
scripts from your project specifications, or apply scripts you have already
And as a
client, you can ask us to
hold your test scripts and reapply them against subsequent system versions,
so regression testing is just another utility.
There is no cheap way to ensure a system change or
implementation performs as – and only as – you wish it to.
There are many inexpensive ways to failure though. Don’t
let your development or implementation fall at the testing hurdle.
We don’t have time to test properly.
Testing Times does.
for clients in other time zones, we can perform your next test
iteration overnight, as your developers rest and recharge.
We don’t really know how to do a proper system
Testing Times does.
Our staff has years of
experience in performing functional and regression tests on a wide
variety of systems, under ISO certified conditions.
Development people only test the parts they “know”
will perform tests of the
And they never find their own bugs – they “know”
how it works.
will develop tests from
your requirements definition or system specifications. A truly
independent interpretation of the project definition.
But the requirements specification isn’t always
really what we want.
will test your
requirements documents and specifications against their years of
experience of business and organisational practice to help you find
problems before development or implementation even begin.
We can’t afford comprehensive testing.
you pay only for the time you use –
not for extra full time staff.