It Should Just Work: Customer Satisfaction & the Value of Software Testing

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 IS SOFTWARE A CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS?


ARE YOU EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES WITH YOUR SOFTWARE?


For software applications to achieve optimal delivery there are many variables

behind the scenes that need to be carefully aligned. Too often, software projects

or initiatives fall short of their original goal, with 30% of all I.T projects failing.

This book addresses this problem, providing insight into how your software

applications large or small can best achieve their optimal outcome.


Available in both paperback and e-book versions “It Should Just Work; Customer

Satisfaction and the Value of Software Testing” outlines a 4-step process of

“Problem, Cause, Treat & Apply” to address the challenges faced with your

software delivery. “It Should Just Work” explains why you need software testing

and the benefits it will have on your bottom line!


WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR EXECUTIVES, BUSINESS OR

TECHNOLOGY OWNERS, THE BOOK ADDRESSES AND INCLUDES:

- Software testing operation models

- Effective test management

- Staff confidence and assertiveness

- Mobile device testing

- Staff delegation & communication methods

- Off-shoring

- Case studies – what to do and what to avoid

- Bonus material - “The 7 critical steps to delivering quality software”


If you’re looking for advice about developing, selecting,

upgrading or maintaining software, this is the book for you. 

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About the author

 The author Michael Hamilton is a software testing consultant and has worked in the IT industry for 14 years. He draws on experience with companies of Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, NAB and MLC.

Michael has worked with some of the best and brightest within the industry and will share his firsthand knowledge on the pros/cons of strategic software delivery.

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Australian eBook Publisher
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Published on
Sep 9, 2015
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Pages
228
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ISBN
9780992452018
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / Quality Assurance & Testing
Education / Computers & Technology
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