Lean IT: the renewal of testing practices

Lean Management, the managerial practice that originated in the automotive industry and that has spread to IT development and maintenance as Lean IT, has now appeared in testing. It’s a real innovation in this field! Lean IT has contributed to testing by saving time, creating real savings and improving the quality of processes via a management system that’s very well suited to testing, as explained by Arnaud Cailleau, Director of the Speciality Testing Line, Sopra Steria, and Jean-Luc Cossi, Lean IT Coach at Operae Partners.

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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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