Testing: an IT cost-reduction lever

The increasing complexity of information technology systems, reduced budgets, time pressures and increasingly fragmented organisational structures are just some of the constraints test teams must contend with. In this context, rationalising test efforts becomes a matter of urgency in terms of both money and time. Detecting faults as early as possibly leads to significant reductions in production anomalies, thus contributing to the reduction of IT costs.

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What IT service management can learn from CrossFit

Six months ago, when my children told me I was “great to bounce on”, I decided to sign up at the local CrossFit gym. I’d heard from friends that it was a good way to get in shape fast. CrossFit has a reputation for being somewhat tribal, with participants enthusiastically cheering, back-slapping and wearing garishly coloured clothes, so it was with some trepidation that I signed up for the induction to my local ‘box’ and set myself on a course to…

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