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.
How can the testing of applications be continually optimised? “Validation platforms” play an increasingly important role at the heart of test environments, as does their management, most notably to ensure maximum availability. This is a full-time speciality for Sopra Steria.
In order to remain competitive in a world that is increasingly connected, companies have to provide suitable mobile applications before the competition. Mobile technology is a field in its own right in the world of application testing: it increasingly requires specific expertise in order to ensure the necessary quality.
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.