How do you prioritize QA with no spare time?
Jul 5, 2023
Quality Assurance (QA) must always be prioritized; skimping on QA can lead to critical issues post-release that consume more time and resources.
Imagine a builder who, in a hurry to finish the project, skips the essential checks.
Sure, the house looks complete and ready for occupancy, but what if there's a foundation issue he missed or a structural weakness hidden behind the pristine walls?
Skipping checks saves time initially, but when the house starts showing problems, fixing them will take more time, effort, and money than had he done those checks in the first place.
Just like this, skipping QA in software development to save time is a dangerous shortcut, often leading to greater time investment down the line.
QA is not just an afterthought in the development process; it's a core component that assures the reliability and usability of your software product.
Even in a time crunch, ensuring that your product meets quality standards should be non-negotiable. Quality issues overlooked due to inadequate QA can result in significant problems after the product's release, including customer dissatisfaction, revenue loss, and damage to the brand's reputation. The time and effort required to rectify these issues post-release will often surpass the time saved by skipping QA.
How, then, to handle QA when time is scarce?
This is where the effectiveness of manual testers, understood as user behaviour testers, comes into play. These testers, with their ability to emulate real user behaviour, can efficiently identify critical areas that need immediate attention.
Furthermore, employing codeless and low-code automation tools can greatly increase the speed and reliability of your testing processes. These tools allow for the rapid creation and execution of tests, which can cover vast areas of your application, thus making the most out of the limited time available. It's about working smarter, not harder.
Remember, QA is an investment, not a cost. The time you spend on it now can save you from significant trouble in the future.