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QA – Publication

Overview

Our US based Client provides cutting edge digital publishing solutions to the academic, medical and scholarly community. The Client is the premier, independent, technology partner to over 145 influential academic, medical, scholarly societies, and other independent publishers. The Client shares ideas and innovations in online publishing, producing thousands of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content. The Client needed to build a sophisticated, combined, journal/eBook product. A key building case of the strategy required greater scale and speed to market, as well as proven, flexible technology.

Summary

Agile Soft System was tasked to scale the QA effort for a strategic project in short period time, by automation, functional and load testing.

Challenge

In reference to the Customer’s request and keeping in view the need for continuous improvements to existing platform, following were identified as some key business challenges for the QA/Testing phase.

  • Client required major standardization for the QA process with referred technology
  • The QA effort has to be strictly within scheduled the overall project development plan
  • Reference Citation Style required unique improvements and support for additional types
  • Improvements in different development methodologies before formal signoff
  • Improvements to existing QA System by automated monitoring jobs

Solution

The design template incorporated improvements to publication Menus, Footer, Branding Zones, and other links. These improvements to the framework needed new development and detailed testing.

Testing scope was strategically (deliberately) limited for some modules. These modules had features and notifications, which had default setting and site-specific configuration options. QA customized for the configuration options where different individuals that receive these notifications were defined.

Verification was done for all the Notifications, which are sent as a result for different testing modules. Agile Soft Systems’ QA team got the solution in the following way:

Managed QA ServicesScalable SupportQA Staff augmentationAgile Development QA Support

Agile Soft Systems needed a deft team that could write/execute test cases and advise the Client on areas that needed more focus. Agile Soft Systems provided an experienced QA Project Manager coupled with a test team of highly skilled Quality Engineers that were ready to begin testing immediately.

Agile Soft Systems needed additional QA resources to manage a large test effort for major product enhancements. Agile Soft Systems provided to the point, laser focused, QA process, technical support, and testing environments, which made it possible for the Client to focus on their development efforts.

Agile Soft Systems  provided the complete QA team for this project.

For this high-growth web services company, Agile Soft Systems fielded a qualified, capable QA Engineering staff on short order. The Agile Soft Systems team was well versed in the Agile operational concepts of quick, short-term turnaround without disturbing long-term system stability. The AGS QA has mastered the Agile (Scrum) methodology.

 

Value to Customer

  • Improvements as a result of stringent, timely and focused QA process, at Client’s platform that resulted in extraordinary Customer’s satisfaction.
  • The development had better control of the system as the QA team provided high level of partnership to identify defects and pitfalls.
  • Notification helped in tracking the end User engagement providing key insight to business unit.
  • Testing by Module (creation/control) monitors provided scale in building/management.
  • Support for module notifications was verified using new testing methodologies.

Tags: Publication, Software QA