Importance of Static Testing in Achieving a High ROI
With only 25% of companies actually engaging in it, Static testing is frequently overlooked as a viable option. Many assume the time that would be spent static testing would be better spent on design or coding. They are correct that static testing is time consuming, can be costly, and that it requires complete buy-in from the management team. While not always easy, static testing is not nearly as costly as fixing the defects introduced by skipping this important step.
Please remember this formula which you will not find anywhere on Google:
Static testing > Better Documentation > Better Code > Fewer Defects > Faster Delivery > Higher Quality > Happier Customers
Introduced right after the requirements gathering phase, static testing is crucial if you want to reduce the number of defects introduced to the system or application under test. After this course you will be able to use your own static testing methodology that can be implemented at any organization. You’ll leverage QA Mentor’s proprietary checklists to validate and verify every single artifact in the Software Development Life Cycle. You’ll also learn how to easily show your management the potential Return on Investment (ROI) before the process begins, and then show them exact ROI afterwards. And believe me, they will be shocked on how much money you will save the company!
You should know that the cost of a defect found during traditional testing is about 10-20x the cost of one found in static testing. That may seem exaggerated, but here’s why that’s true. It takes longer to fix a defect once it’s been coded into a functioning system. Finding the defect may take hours of a tester’s time, then additional hours to fix the defect that could involve more than one developer or DBA. Next, the fix must be verified by a tester once more. All totaled, a defect found during traditional testing can take 5 – 20 hours (or more) to fix and verify. Contrast that with finding that same defect in static testing. Fixing it requires no code changes and only takes 30 – 60 minutes, sometimes even less so the difference in cost is dramatic.
In this 10 video lecture e-learning course, you will learn how to implement a static testing phase within your Software Development Life Cycle. You will learn how to start application testing before a single line of code is written and identify issues that would potentially be converted into functional defects if not detected in the Static Testing Phase. You’ll learn the entire methodology behind inspection methods and static testing on business requirements, functional requirements, design documentations, prototypes, wireframes, use cases, etc. At the end of this course you will test your knowledge by taking 40 questions test.
As part of this course you will receive 4 complimentary static testing checklists which you can use to inspect and validate Use Cases, Functional Requirements, Prototype and Code Reviews. Also as a bonus you will have a direct interaction with CEO of QA Mentor Ruslan Desyatnikov by asking any questions relating to course material via email.
You’ll learn the principal of shift-left testing, something few companies fully understand or are willing to invest in, and how to calculate ROI on static testing and impress your senior management. Find out how QA Mentor’s CEO Ruslan Desyatnikov was able to save one company over 10 million dollars using these principals and methods by stopping design and development of multi-year platform while using static testing techniques. These are only a few of the many things you will learn that are based on real, hands-on experience instead of just textbook theories. Ruslan Desyatnikov is eager to share his secrets of Static Testing, gleaned from nearly 20 years of active QA experience implementing static testing in companies such as HSBC, Citi, Sterling, Sterling and several other fortune 100 companies. Invest in yourself and your future! You will be glad that you did.
This lecture will provide you with understanding how you can apply your knowledge and deliver static testing as a service for your QA Department or Independent Software Testing Company.