White Paper: QA Mentor
Benefits of creating a testing center of excellence (TCOE)
Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) ensures high level Quality Assurance with efficient SDLC to increase the reliability of products, keeping high profit margins leading to quick growth of company.
TCOE lets you do more with limited budget by creating a QA command center that uses standardized methodologies combined with automation and informative metrics to more efficiently allocate flexible resources, decrease time to market, and reduce costs.
A TCOE establishes multiple skill sets and a top QA tool to accelerate innovation, ensure quality, and drive down risk to create a culture of quality within the organization and also establishes a cycle of continuous process improvement.
What are the consequences faced over improper implementation of TCOE?
Improper implementation of TCOE leads to failure and costs time, money and credibility.
Establishing a Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) requires a forethought planning and necessary internal support.
Four phases through which the company needs to go to adapt to the changes are:
Setting the foundation for a strong and effective TCOE
Optimizing shared resources
QA as a centralized service
This whitepaper helps you understand how QA Mentor, a software quality assurance expert came up with the benefits of creating testing center of excellence and brief insight of the above four phases of TCOE.
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