Development groups, under pressure to cut costs while increasing productivity, have become understaffed and overwhelmed. Engineering budgets are being cut, and QA is usually one of the first casualties within a software group. This has proven to have had devastating results for many companies.
With our QA Expressway™ service, Calavista offers a development organization the opportunity to augment or even build up their QA group from scratch while dramatically lowering its costs, and without the risks normally associated with outsourcing and offshore.
Calavista provides an offshore team of full-time testers, including permanent and floating testers and a project manager, located offshore. A typical team consists of 1 half time project manager, 2 full time test engineers, and one "floating" test engineer rotated every 2 to 3 weeks.
Floating engineers allow us to generate a pool of testers experienced with your product, allowing us to literally double or triple your team size overnight - with testers already trained on your product, not just bodies.
The team tests the product five nights per week - customizable reports provide results each morning via a customer-accessible website maintained by Calavista. For example, you could see which modules were tested, the time spent on each module, new features verified, defects found (by severity), mean time to find defects, and overall module status.
Calavista provides a part time US-based project manager to coordinate the testing team with the development group.
The Calavista project manager works with you at your site about one-half day per week, attending triage and development meetings, working on test plans, and generally ensuring the team's deliverables reflect the customer's needs.
The Calavista project manager gives the QA Expressway team tasking each night, works as necessary with the team throughout the night, and receives any deliverables in the morning.
You get to operate virtually hands-off, rather than having to work directly with offshore teams.
QA Expressway™ is a flexible, turnkey operation that gives you a QA department for the price of a single developer. Some of the services offered include:
We provide you with highly skilled off-shore talent for your project. Their work is supervised by Calavista, according to your needs and specifications. You call the shots, Calavista makes it happen, leveraging both the skill sets and cost savings by working with the best overseas developers.
Phased Managed-Risk (PMR) Approach:
The entire QA, Test, and Development approach begins at the customer’s site. We place our trained, expert QA resources at your facilities, directly under your control during the initial phase
The second phase transfers these QA resources to Calavista facilities, while you maintain management and control of the process, and free up resources at your site, further reducing costs
The final stage completes the transfer of QA operations off-shore, where maximum efficiencies are attained, without increasing risk and uncertainty
Let Calavista help your company establish their own facility in India by transferring ownership of the off-shore infrastructure and resources at the conclusion of the PMR program.