Test Center of Excellence

What is important is to provide the right kind of user experience which is critical for ensuring the reliability, performance, stability, security, and quality of software at an enterprise level or a consumer-oriented application. Today, most of the executives are aware of the technology environments which are getting increasingly multifaceted and changing at a fast pace.

For providing more functionality and capability, one needs to optimize the resources in the best possible manner. They are very much aware of using the laidback or apply out-of-date tools and approaches for the new challenges for risking their business disruption due to the technical failures. It can also be a risk as the staff may burn out and worse it may lose some valuable and critical team members. Most of the businesses have understood that if they continue with the existing practices, it may happen that the functional teams would be doing the manual testing from a long time. Organizations are now aware of using their teams’ times and resources are not used wisely. Most of the enterprises cannot simply afford these functional business experts that are high in demand and work only on high value-added activities.

This need has given the need to push to efficiency and automation. The business survey specifies that almost 40% of the companies are adopting Testing Centers of Excellence (TCoEs). This has helped the organizations to develop an in-depth competency around the quality testing and test automation – this approach has become critical in today’s competitive market.

Why should you have a Test Center of Excellence?

A TCoE will help in creating an environment where the strategic assets i.e. the people, process, and technology will together help in building the quality within an enterprise. Various tools are leveraged as per the organization’s requirements, techniques, and methodologies for delivering applications that are market ready. The objective of instilling the idea of quality within the organization and across functions can be achieved.

Meeting the Business-Critical Objectives with TCOE

Establishing a TCOE business will be meeting important goals like

  • There is a high level of Quality Assurance (QA) which will increase the dependability of products and will enable high-profit margins that will lead to rapid growth of the organization.
  • It has more ability with a limited budget by creating a QA command center that will use the standardized methodologies which are combined with automation and informative metrics.
  • The reduced technology risks will help in lowering the chances of business disruption with the technology changes, and a few defects in production.
  • The reduced stress, increased job satisfaction, higher retention, and greater productivity.
  • The reduced staff costs, systems maintenance costs and increased staff efficiency
  • Delivering the projects faster and on-time, on-budget execution, and more functionalities
  • Being proactive, consistent quality management for business-critical applications
  • Reducing technology risks, and increasing the pace of innovation
  • Identifying more defects early before they impact the business
  • Maximized Return of Income (ROI) from software testing
  • An established cycle of continuous process improvement
  • Improved performance and quality standards overall
  • Enhanced test coverage with reduced defects

Implementing a robust TCoE will help a lot of organizations to save some of their automation efforts. One can also not ignore the fact that improper implementation of TCOE may lead to failure and cost time, money and credibility.

Hence, for establishing a TCOE will require a forethought planning and all the necessary support. Establishing a TCOE within an organization can be one of the most important milestones that will reflect the organization’s process in ensuring quality and an end-to-end business process execution.