In today’s ever-changing environments, agility and the ability to ship high-quality software faster are the keys to business success. To keep up with growing demands and deliver “quality at speed”, organizations constantly need to evaluate their current state of work and adapt to changing requirements.
To help you effectively evolve, The Act Framework has partnered with Tricentis (TestProject’s parent company that also owns qTest, SpecFlow, Flood and Tosca) to develop a fully online, self-service Continuous Testing Maturity Assessment (CTMA). The CTMA assesses your testing practice based on the critical elements required for successful implementation of continuous testing in your teams. It provides a snapshot of your current state at any given time, highlights your team’s strengths and weaknesses, and creates a customized action plan to advance your testing organization.
The assessment can quickly help you understand how your current testing process is performing, according to 12 critical elements. From there, you will learn what specific steps are needed to reach your short-term and long-term objectives.
To take the free assessment, click here.
Once you have completed the assessment, you will receive a detailed report with the following:
- An overview of your teams’ strengths and weaknesses
- A customized 3-6-month plan, detailing high priority tasks
- Specific KPIs to track and optimize
- Best practices for improving your testing practice
What are the core benefits of the CTMA?
The foundation of the CTMA is a proven capabilities model based on in-depth insights from organizations of different industries and sizes across the globe. The CTMA provides a snapshot of the current state of your testing practice, allowing you to identify your team’s strengths, pinpoint opportunities for improvement, and establish a roadmap to achieve long and short-term goals.
Each completed assessment produces a detailed report with metrics and KPIs which allow you to showcase your process and success internally. If multiple teams within your organization take the assessment, you’ll receive an Executive Report that consolidates the results from all the teams. This helps you spot trends among your teams and create effective programs to scale the success of your highest-performing teams.
In a nutshell, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the elements that are critical to continuous testing in your organization and learn how to implement them
- Define measurable outcomes and proactively act upon key metrics
- Track your successes and create awareness by showcasing success stories
- Revisit your goals, adapt to evolving requirements and create long-lasting results to achieve your desired business outcomes
Here is some feedback from companies that have already completed the CTMA:
“With help from Tricentis, we conducted a CTMA. The recommendations helped us a lot. Unless there is a clear path and goal to achieve, you may end up with a static project that doesn’t evolve over time.” – Experian’s QA COE lead, Braulio Obando
“The CTMA Reviews helped identify our organization’s testing strengths and areas that possibly need improvement. The CTMA also provided us with input to help us focus on additional key metrics over the next 6-12 months prior to reassessing ourselves.” – Ramya Varadharajan, Program Test Management, GBS Tech N.A. Fiserv
“The outcome of the CTMA hit the nail on the head. This report gives us the power to get back to senior management to pitch how we need to reorganize our organization to become more successful.” – Director of SAP Testing, Large Australian Bank
How much time does it require?
The assessment can be completed in a matter of minutes with the option to go back or save your answers and continue later.
How should I prepare for the CTMA?
The participants should have a good understanding of how the current testing practices work. Typically, the assessments are completed by QA Leads and/or QA Architects and/or QA Managers. There are many videos to help guide you through the assessment.
What if I don’t have all of the information you’re asking for?
The assessment saves your responses as you go through it, so it is always possible to revisit specific responses at a later point in time. While answering the questions as accurately as possible would create the most comprehensive report, you can always provide an estimate for the answers that you are unsure of.
What happens after I’ve completed the CTMA?
You will receive a detailed report that outlines what your team should be focusing on in the next 3-6 months. If you have any questions or wish to have a more in-depth review of the results, you can contact the CTMA team at [email protected].
When it comes to upgrading your testing practice, continuous improvement is key for maintaining success. By regularly assessing your testing approach, you’ll avoid the common pitfalls that other organizations face due to outdated testing practices.
To learn more about the CTMA, we invite you to watch this webinar: A Continuous Testing roadmap: How to chart your course to maturity in 2021.