Software Testing is All about Adding Value, Not Just Finding Bugs
“It’s not at all important to get it right the first time. It’s vitally important to get it right the last time.”— Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.
And that is exactly what Software Testing aims to do. It’s not only about finding bugs, it’s much more. What exactly, is, the purpose behind Software Testing? Why is it given such prime importance in our software development life cycle? Are testers really aware of the basic goal that they need to achieve rather than running in the rat race, finding bugs here and there? These are certain prominent questions that have been in the air since a long time now but hardly have Third party software testing companies realized what actually they are supposed to do. Now, QA being responsible for overcoming strategic IT challenges and with the awareness about software testing goals getting more prominence, we are able to witness a major change in viewpoint from the tester’s perspective, that not only, will stabilize your software product, but will fulfil the basic requirement of any software testing project – Increasing RoI of the software and adding value, quality, reliability to the product. Finding bugs, of course, remains but that is just a part of the whole. The whole lies in enhancing the business values of the software that is being tested.
5 Prime Objectives behind Software Testing, Pushing it a Level Further
- Software Testing is not merely to find out bugs
A very safe assumption that every tester presumes is that the basic aim of testing is to extract all possible defects and bugs at any point of the project. Yes, that is true, but is not all. It is just the part of the whole. Finding out bugs does ensure a secure and reliable software project but as a software tester, there is much to do and ensure a comprehensive and state-of-the-art solution.
- Software Testing should not feel like a compulsion for each tester
The moment you, as a software tester, feel the burden of your own testing work, half of the motivation is lost. What is actually needed for a successful testing scenario is not perfect testing setup, documentation, test plans, test cases etc., what is really useful is the perfect mindset of the tester to happily and enthusiastically test the software product, owing it as if it’s their own and not feeling forced towards performing the testing. When such a mindset is achieved, the entire level of testing is blown to a higher level and thereby, the results achieved are also exemplary.
- Software Testing is highly vital for building business value
After all, our customers are going to witness our work, our dedication, our business ethics – everything through our software product. Hence, while we, as testers, test our product, the final goal to test the software should not be limited to mere test cases and plans. There should be a highly open and widespread objective to brining in business value, efficiency, reliability and robustness to the entire project. When we say enhancement of business value, what really matters is that the software has to be really well tested, only then, will the end user implement and see software that truly depicts the organizational goals in a very transparent and lucid manner.
- Testers need to enjoy and look forward to their testing achievements
Testing is a creative job. It is a very fake assumption that performing software testing is a meticulous work, based on pre-defined test schedules, plans and cases. Assuming it is a robotic task, testers are supposed to follow all that is already defined and simply get results out of that. No, this strictly is not what testing is supposed to be. As creative as it is, testers need to be given the creative space to perform test cases in their own way. With a bout of zeal to upgrade their product with full on value and least of debacles, each tester needs to think in their own way to find out best possible testing mechanisms. Of course, they do need to stick to the tools & technologies they are supposed to follow, but they need to enjoy and look forward to their testing goals. Only then, will the organization get a happily tested, full proof product.
- Software Testing is all about understanding the customer requirements to its best
There is a terrible myth that focusses on developers and designers getting close to customer requirements and testers put a step far from dealing with customer requirements. Testers are presumed to be dealing with already documented requirements but that is not right. After all, the testers are going to verify if all customer needs are fulfilled or not and hence they stand a prime chance to understand, analyze and grasp customer requirements to their best, later to verify it with the software to be tested, mapping each requirement with each feature in the software product.
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