What establishes Sogeti as a leader in test services and separates us from our competitors is our depth of experience and level of expertise across the full software procurement and development life-cycle which allows us to provide unrivaled advisory services in test organisation design, test strategies, test automation and test process improvement.
Sogeti's Test Transformation service allows organisations to improve their testing maturity and time to market, whilst reduce testing costs. Test Transformation is delivered under an innovative, output based pricing model.
Test Transformation offers a step change in how your testing function is paid for, measured and managed, taking it ‘beyond testing’. The service embraces a co-ordinated approach to delivering work streams that, in combination, deliver measurable financial, quality and timeliness benefits year on year.
Test Transformation best suits large scale engagements, whereby testing is outsourced to and managed by Sogeti under a multi-year engagement. This service differs to our Managed Testing Services by moving away from the longstanding, time and materials model, towards a new commercial model whereby Sogeti underwrite a year on year reduction in your testing costs.
By underwriting year-on-year cost savings, Sogeti works collaboratively with you to ensure that testing matures quickly and continuous test improvement and innovation are embedded from the outset. More importantly, in time we work to mature your upstream software development activities in order to move from purely defect detection to both defect prevention and defect detection.
Our consultants have expertise across agile methodologies as well as plan-driven lifecycles such as Waterfall and V-model. Where appropriate we use our industry standard methodologies to support consulting engagements including TMap® and TPI®Next.
Examples of the specialist consulting service packages we offer are:
Test Strategy Workshops
Developing risk-based testing strategies at the organisational, programme and /or project levels.
Test Automation Strategies
Evaluating your current situation and providing practical recommendations on how to get the most from test automation.
Test Process Improvement
Assessing and evaluating your current software procurement, development and test processes against best practice and, when required, against industry standards/models such as TPI®Next.
Supplier Quality Management
As we are an independent provider specialising in quality and test we provide expertise to help you select and manage your software suppliers from a quality perspective. This incorporates support for supplier selection including supplier auditing, contractual support including acceptance criteria definition, supplier monitoring and technical review of key deliverables such as test strategies/plans/cases/results, and (as part of a managed service) managing and performing acceptance testing of supplied software.
We are able to do this by using TMap Next® (our risk based testing methodology), TPI Next® (our test maturity assessment & improvement reference model) Rightshore® (our global delivery model) and PointZERO® our approach to driving improvements upstream in order to prevent defects in the first place.
As depicted by the graphic below, Test Transformation can effectively deliver a change program within the IT function with ramifications beyond the confines of testing.