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Three tips for communicating the business value of testing to the C-Suite
As the end of the line in software development, testing doesn’t get much attention from strategic decision-makers. That is, until a bug slips under the radar, goes live with launch and leads to catastrophe.
In 2016, 548 software failures from 363 companies affected more than 50 percent of the world’s population (4.4 billion people), according to the Tricentis Software Fail Watch. Collectively, these failures affected $1.1 trillion worth of assets. Part of the issue is that testing leaders struggle with communicating the strategic value of quality, often because the tools they use produce metrics and data which fails to show the impact of their work on business goals.
To prevent a crisis of commerce and corporate character, QA teams need modern tools and workflows that enable testers to implement thorough QA processes, across multiple projects and development methodologies, and that provide actionable insights that help your team improve the practice over time. But to convince business leaders to invest in the people, processes and tools they need, they have to understand how investing in quality will benefit the business.