What is the good response to convince project manager about testing process?



  • I'm managing the testing effort for a new software application as a test manager. In a meeting with the project manager, I recommend that requirements, designs, and code should undergo reviews. The project manager says, “That sounds like a lot of work. What is the benefit?”

    What do you think is a good response that will answer the project manager’s question?



  • Modern testing is all about how you assist to https://www.moderntesting.org/ ".

    Do your reviews help with accelerating? What metrics do you use to create proof of that? Testing helps with reducing risks, but at what cost? What is the return on investment.

    Overall I think the project managers question seems a very valid one. Wonder if there really is a quality problem. Be careful of introducing waterfall like gating in a current working process.

    Instead of suggesting proces improvement that might have worked for you in the past, I would facilitate a risk analysis and together mitigate risks if needed.

    Reads:

    • https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog/managing-risk-on-agile-projects-with-the-risk-burndown-chart
    • https://www.moderntesting.org/
    • DevOps Metrics: https://www.devops-research.com/research.html



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