Testing Services provides a platform for QA professionals to discuss and gain insights in to the business value delivered by testing, the best practices and processes that drive it and the emergence of new technologies that will shape the future of this profession.

« Accelerating Business Intelligence through Performance Testing of EDW Systems | Main | Performance Modeling - Implementation Know-Hows »

Next-Gen QA - Output To Outcome Based Engagement Models and KPIs


Continuing the Next-Gen QA series, we take a look at the fifth and final parameter that will help in the paradigm shift - OUTPUT TO OUTCOME BASED ENGAGEMENT MODELS AND KPIs.

The success and value of QA organizations will be measured not merely by the inward testing output-focused KPIs such as the number of defects raised, schedule/effort adherence, etc. It will be measured also by the business outcomes and how it helps IT and business achieve some of the goals listed below:


Ø  Stability of systems in production without show stoppers and major outages.

Ø  Reduction in the maintenance budget of subsequent releases.

Ø  Reduction in the testing effort/cost over a period of time through increased productivity.

Ø  Reduction in the time to market of new products/services.

Ø  100% regulatory compliance


In future, one can expect to see more new pricing and engagement models oriented toward the business outcome. Metrics analysis and benchmarking against industry standards will be done on a continuous basis. QA organization goals would be derived from the IT/business goals to make them more relevant and purposeful.


You can access other blogs in this Next-Gen QA series at:

·         QA Basic to QA Advisory Service

·         Isolated Tools to Integrated Solutions

·         Inward Development to Outward Business Focus

·         Independent to Optimization

·         Next-Gen QA - Five Paradigm Shifts that can change the game



Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Please key in the two words you see in the box to validate your identity as an authentic user and reduce spam.

Subscribe to this blog's feed

Follow us on

Infosys on Twitter