6 Gains That QA Brings To Your Project
Quality Assurance. Sounds quite simple, right? Well… don't go that fast! First, let's set the core of this concept by defining what QA cares for. It focuses on the processes used to produce high-quality products within software development. It represents a part of quality management and it is mainly responsible for ensuring the software by checking whether the quality requirements in the process are met -or not-.
To ensure customer satisfaction, your product needs to meet their needs. It should have all the required features and work seamlessly. The role of quality assurance is precisely to ensure that the software can provide your customers with everything they expect.
With that said, you might find enough reasons to think about QA a little more. But in case you are still asking yourself what are the tangible gains from this approach? How does my company really benefit from putting time, resources, and energy into this matter? Can I measure it?
Bingo! That's where the heart of this article is. We want to simplify and share six of the common beneficial outcomes of successfully implementing QA practices in your development processes:
1.- Higher Confidence in The Product:
Only by performing a sufficient number of tests, we can be sure that the software meets the bare minimum requirements and of course, evaluate if it delivers what is necessary to impress the customer.
2.- QA Ensures Long-Term Profit:
By investing in Quality Assurance, we have built our business based on quality and trust, which in the long run will lead to the reinvestment of the money saved through early error detection.
3.- Prevents Failures and Breakdowns:
Failures bring reworks. As rework increases, predictability decreases, and the likelihood of outdated low-quality products increases. Performing the test processes helps avoid failures so the firm can save expensive repairs and rather put the work in preparation for future development.
4.- Save Time:
According to multiple studies, it may take up to 15x times longer to repair errors that occur in production than to repair the same errors in the requirements design phase.
Testing should start as early as possible because the cost of fixing errors depends on the stage of the software life cycle. Literally speaking, the sooner we find an error, the lower the cost of fixing it. In addition to saving costs, there is less rework, fewer design changes, and better overall performance.
6.- Without Quality Assurance, your trustworthiness is in danger:
Error-free software helps build the reputation we expect. No matter what is being developed, for whom, and for what purpose, the results of the test must be reliable. Remember: reputation is an important KPI of quality. A good and strong reputation is difficult to establish and easy to lose.
All of the above are just some of the most commonly found positive outcomes from Quality Assurance. Put simply, QA is the best way to minimize uncertainty and maximize the predictability of the software life cycle.
Additionally, when a quality product satisfies the customer, a satisfied customer comes back for more and provides positive referrals. This is a payoff that you don't want to miss out on.
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