Project Testing - Measure Twice, Cut Once

Quality assurance and testing for marketing-driven technical projects is something that must be taken seriously. Since most marketing-driven technical projects are on tight deadlines, it is important to test as early and often as possible. The extra testing, and the assurance that comes with it, is made possible by an agile programming process.

Many marketing-driven projects do not have a thorough, rigid project plan. As a result, incremental testing is necessary – a method that requires extreme attention to detail and an emphasis on delivering a quality user experience while ensuring the security of the backend code.

When testing on a project’s initial phase is complete, the project is ready for review by the customer marketing group. Because incremental testing has occurred throughout the entire process, errors are minimal and only a few small items require tweaking.

Here’s a good rule that is always helpful: Some of the people doing the final testing should not be familiar with the project, the code, and the user experience prior to pushing the project up to the production environment. Having fresh eyes available for testing gives the development team a new perspective and assists in finding potential mistakes that others, who are more deeply involved with the granular details of a project, may overlook.

Following these, and other guidelines too numerous to mention in this post, helps to deliver a quality product that contains stable, bug free code. While testing is important to ensure the stability of the code, it is also crucial for creating a positive user experience. An agile development process creates the right conditions for incremental testing, sound code, and ultimately a positive user experience after the project goes live.

%d bloggers like this: