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Whether looking for quick wins or major improvements in-line with best practice, Planit’s experienced consultants can provide the right advice to benefit your projects.
There is a continued need for process improvement within the testing arena. Return on Investment can be quickly realised through efficiency gains from optimising practices and effectively mitigating product risk.
Planit consultants can partner with you to set your policy focussed on quality, which in turn enables you to understand and drive the “WHAT” contained within the Strategy and the “HOW” outlined within the plan.
Add efficiency and effectiveness to your projects by engaging our consultants to streamline your processes, improving productivity and allowing for shorter delivery timeframes.
As quality assurance specialists, our consultants ensure your processes are built with the purpose of ensuring product quality, moving from defect detection to defect prevention.
Achieve faster testing cycles and improved time to market with the help of Lean models that help to identify and fix gaps in your testing process.
Our experienced consultants can deliver assessments and recommendations that meet your needs and budget.
Select from our tiered packages that can be tailored for small efficiency exercises to full testing team assessments.
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The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) is the only process optimisation option that provides a certificate of maturity. It aims to introduce a structured and controlled set of test processes, moving to a level of optimisation through increased rigour. The TMMi defines levels through which an organisation’s testing processes evolve from one that is ad-hoc and unmanaged, to one that is managed, defined, measured, and optimised. Some of the key areas assessed are test policy and strategy, peer reviews, product quality evaluation, and defect prevention.
The Test Process Optimisation (TPO) Assessment is an independent audit of current testing practice versus testing best practices. It provides recommendations for improvements to achieve greater productivity, cost efficiency and effectiveness. A ‘Mini TPO’ is also available, appropriate for small organisations or individual projects.
Key areas covered in a TPO include the strategic approach to testing, Lifecycle models and methodologies, Review existing test procedures and standards for testing, and Testware management. There are also test functions and training, test techniques both static and dynamic, metrics and reporting, and evaluate test tools to support the testing process.
The Agile Process Optimisation (APO) Assessment reviews a team or organisation’s current Agile process and procedures. It highlights areas of potential improvement and recommends steps to achieving these gains, focussed on team quality.
Key areas covered in an APO include but are not limited to the strategy and approach to Agile, planning at Release and Iteration level, team collaboration and interactions, and Existing Agile procedures and any standards/compliance requirements for the Agile team. There are also requirements gathering and grooming, existing Agile assets, regression testing, including automation capability, and non-functional testing, including the use of testing tools.
A less formal alternative to the TPO, the Health Check utilises a questionnaire that focusses solely on the testing team. This method is best suited to smaller organisations or those who do not require highly formalised reviews, allowing them to achieve and implement “quick wins”.
The Health Check process and activities are split into four distinct phases of initiation and preparation, interviews, review of test artefacts, and completion and reporting.
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"I am very impressed with the TMMi Assessment conducted by Planit, as it lived up to my expectations in every regard. Now almost one year after the exercise, I can see how my test teams have implemented changes that have come directly from the report’s recommendations, each having made us more efficient and effective. I can clearly see the ROI from this investment and I look forward to a continued relationship with Planit.”
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“Planit actively seeks to add value by aligning with us on our business goals and with innovation in testing. Our test manager from Planit is currently working with various stakeholders at iSelect, including Architecture and PMO, to implement processes and controls along with standardised test reporting reliant on metrics."
“The benefits to us in having Planit on board include process and test methodology. They leave their mark! The provided documentation and new learning was a considerable value add."