December 2018

The simplicity of a powerful test tool

The Testersuite team strongly believes in the power of simplicity. Whether it concerns the use of a test tool or the online booking of a trip, simplicity makes our life more pleasant. And actually we can state that the desire for simplicity is generic. We flock on social media to communicate with the whole world with the utmost simplicity. At the same time we look back on the past with the nostalgic feeling that in the past everything was so well-organized – read simple -. Whether it is the future, the present or the past, people seem to have been programmed to embrace simplicity.

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Simplicity is difficult

Johan Cruijff once said: “Football is a simple game but playing football simple is very difficult“. He could not be more right. Because how much we like to keep things simple, people always manage to make things unnecessarily complicated. For example, I know someone who bought against common sense a microwave oven for it’s multi usability. While the question should have been what I’m going to do with it. The answer to this question would have been warming up and defrosting. As you already guessed, 95% of the functionalities of this combi microwave have never been used. Another example that many of us have ever experienced is the purchase of an expensive application or ERP system. After the go live, the majority of the end users quickly returned to the familiar Excel. Or they went looking for shadow-IT. leaving the application managers in their self-created complex bubble.

Intelligent and easy to implement test process

So there are enough reasons why things should be kept simple. That does not mean that there is no need for smart thinking. An IT department must know very well how the IT processes run. Does one choose the Waterfall method or Scrum / Agile, or DevOps, or work according to the Kanban principle? The same applies to your test process. How do you organize it and which tooling do you use? More and more organizations are noticing that you can not switch from a barely organized testing process to automated testing. You will first need to determine a constructive test process. Whether you want to be in control of your test process or you want to do shift up to automated testing. Ultimately, a good test process is not about convenience for the IT department, but about reliable software and acceptance by the user. And the latter is open to several explanations:

  1. A good test process aims to detect errors in an early stage to prevent growing repair costs and incidents
  2. A good test process should be smart and easy to implement, so that users can easily be involved in the process and new software is accepted more quickly

Test tool

At Testersuite we believe that a good test tool is indispensable if you want to realize the above points. And more importantly, a test tool that is smartly (through links with TOPdesk, JIRA and various tools for test automation), thoughtful and powerful, but above all offers simplicity in use. For both the test manager and test coordinator and for the end users who are involved in the testing process. Especially the latter group plays a crucial role in accepting new software, updates, releases, etc .. Do you want to know how we do that and why our customers recently rewarded us with an NPS score of 39.8? The video below explains it in 2 minutes (English subtitles):

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