In today’s fast-paced, hyper-complex development environment, software quality is becoming difficult, if not impossible, to control. Nobody in the enterprise—from top management to individual QA testers—can really guarantee products will ship with high quality.
In most organizations, QA testers do not have the data to understand product quality at every stage of the SDLC. Are they dealing with a product component that is well tested, or hardly tested at all? The number of tests or unit test coverage are not an effective measure. Gaps in testing efforts lead to declining quality; poor quality leads to customer dissatisfaction, and can place QA teams in a negative light.
QA testers can be a driving force in solving this problem, but they need help. With the right tooling providing data about quality risks at every stage of the development pipeline, they can focus their quality efforts to ensure even the most complex development projects move to production with zero defects.