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Team augmentation

With Digivante’s team augmentation you get people ready to spring into action at short notice, to expand or slim down your team as projects require, plus the flexibility switch out team members with different specialisms at different times.

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An invaluable partnership

If you’re struggling with accessing the right QA skills and resources, you’re not alone. The problem is, that QA requirements don’t tend to be consistent and even. It’s often hard to predict the resources you’ll need for particular projects.

If you employ a full complement of in-house testers, they may not be fully utilised. But if you hold back from hiring, you can hit problems when you don’t have people at hand to ensure product quality.

Digivante’s team augmentation

Flexibility

Use our large specialist, professional team to benefit from economies of scale and maximum value from selective automation.

Specialist expertise

Our test leads have deep technical knowledge and experience – they have local and global user testing teams on tap with a range of skills to meet any requirement.

Fast response

We’re testing specialists with a vast roster of experienced people ready to augment client teams and start delivering value immediately.

How we work with you

Our high calibre professionals apply our experience-based best practice to every assignment, bringing quality and rigour to every aspect of their testing work. We quickly embed ourselves into the working style of your team and contribute to your stand-ups and progress updates. We won’t just run tests and give you the results. We’ll be constantly assessing and finding ways to improve. We flag issues that we find. We’ll help you throughout the process.

Digivante’s team augmentation professionals can tackle a wide range of testing activities, working alongside your in-house team and mobilising user testers from our global community.

Find out more about how our team augments yours.

QA Delivery

We’ll attend your daily stand ups, we’ll look at how where continuous improvements can be made. We’ll be open and transparent and we’ll tell you when there’s a better way to save you time and money.

Test planning

We’ll identify where testing is needing, what the testing should be and when’s the ideal time. We’ll test and get you your results with minimal impact on the development schedule.

Test case writing

We make test cases something of an art at Digivante. Our test cases are crystal clear and step by step, with a huge amount of detail for testers to follow. We average around twenty test cases written per day.

Test automation

There’s a focus in many teams to automate everything. But we take a pragmatic approach and recommend automation only where it will save you time and money.

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The value of Digivante’s team augmentation

Add Digivante test leads to your team whenever you need to meet challenging deadlines and be sure of delivering consistent user experiences. You can add and subtract testing capacity as needed. We’re ready to step in to meet unexpected surges in demand, without the commitment and red tape of full testing process outsourcing.

You can trust your project to Digivante’s proven, professional test leads. They’re career experts, not crowdsourced QA amateurs. With plenty of experience on short and long client projects, our people know how to hit the ground running with every assignment. And they have access to our extended network of thousands of user testers and associates worldwide. We moderate our test community’s work, ensuring you get dependable skill and experience in every testing activity.

Frequently asked questions

What sort of work does an augmented team member do?2022-01-06T10:07:13+00:00

If you augment your team with a Digivante QA expert, they’ll:

  • conduct static (requirement) reviews
  • conduct Sprint (scope) reviews
  • write test cases
  • write Gherkin
  • manage functional testing
  • manage system integration testing
  • manage crowd-testing
  • identify process improvements
Testing isn’t a priority for our business2022-01-06T10:09:44+00:00

Forgive us if we say that’s a short-sighted attitude. Testing will become a very high priority for your business if you release software and digital products that frustrate customers and constrain their engagement and spending. Put QA into your software development lifecycle early so you’ll catch issues when they’re easy to resolve out of the customer and boardroom spotlight. You’ll avoid major reputational headaches for the business and safeguard your customers’ loyalty.

We have hundreds of issues in backlog – our dev team couldn’t cope with any more2022-01-06T10:10:22+00:00

An overstretched development team can be prone to making more mistakes, which incur costs and lead to even more testing. In our approach to QA, we seek to improve your capacity for dealing with software issues. The test cases we write are clear and simple to follow, even for non-tech people, so it’s easier to prioritise issues and deal with them quickly.

We don’t release new features that often, so why do we need a testing partner?2022-01-06T10:12:08+00:00

Even if you don’t release new features often, the digital access points that people use to experience your website or app are constantly evolving. You need to be sure that everything works when a new browser update goes live or a new mobile OS is released. You need to know how your digital products respond on new devices when they launch.

Our web development partner handles all our testing – why do I need to consider a separate testing provider?2022-01-06T10:12:50+00:00

There’s a risk when you allow developers to ‘mark their own homework’. A fresh set of eyes will catch errors that the web developers won’t see. Independent testing gives you peace of mind that nothing’s been overlooked or hidden.

Why should I outsource testing when I have a QA team in house?2022-01-06T10:16:49+00:00

Outsourcing your testing can bring economies of scale, efficiency and speed. It gives you access to a large variety of testing techniques and resources. If you have a small internal team you may not be able to do the breadth or depth of testing you really need before releasing a digital product. Outsourcing your test may save you money because you can apply the right type of testing at exactly the time you need it, without holding up development. You may be able to perform the testing earlier in the software development lifecycle too. Recruiting experienced testers can be hard. Outsourcing your testing takes that headache away.

What is ‘push and pray’ and what are the risks of the approach?2022-01-06T10:17:19+00:00

Push and pray means a software development team rushes to release a digital product without doing enough testing. They make the product live and hope for the best. The risks are significant. If you don’t look for issues or errors before customers find them, you’ll create a lot of dissatisfaction and potentially lose customers and revenue.

What does augmented teams mean in relation to QA?2022-01-06T10:18:01+00:00

Team augmentation in QA means supplementing your team with Digivante people led by a Digivante senior tester. You’ll increase capacity and quickly get the advantage of an experienced group of testers. The augmented team members embed themselves into your software development lifecycle and the wider businesses. They bring expertise in QA strategy and execution and can call on all Digivante resources to support your project.

Will website testing disrupt my release schedule?2022-01-06T10:18:54+00:00

Not with Digivante. We work with you to understand your deadlines and constraints and plan our services to meet your targets. Crowdsourced testing can be delivered overnight and at weekends. With our large testing community and efficient techniques, we can carry out extensive testing in a shorter time. It’s not unusual for us to carry out 90 workdays of testing in 3 days, or 5 days of regression testing using traditional testing methods to just 5 hours.

What testing capabilities do you cover?2022-01-06T10:30:35+00:00

Our testing capabilities are listed here. We cover a broad range including regression testing, accessibility testing, test automation, usability testing and more. We provide consultancy, service management and team augmentation. We deliver crowdtesting through our global Digivante professional tester community.

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Bring Digivante into your team for exceptional QA

Talk to us about augmenting your team when you have to meet fluctuating resource requirements. Request a call from one of our experts.

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