Just a few years ago, global enterprises started clamoring to get Testing Centers of Excellence (TCoEs) in place. In 2011, only 4% of organizations had TCoEs. By 2015, nearly half of Global 2000 organizations adopted TCoEs—a staggering 825% rise in just 4 years. These TCoEs promised to increase efficiency by establishing a command center that was laser focused on standardizing software testing methodology, best practices, automation, KPIs, metrics, and toolsets across the organization.
Then Agile threw the value and future of TCoEs into question.
Read this paper to explore whether TCoEs are holding us back, or can help us move forward. We cover:
- How traditional TCoEs impede Agile
- What TCoE aspects could help Agile testing
- A new path forward for TCoEs