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Outsourcing in QA and Testing

From: Vijay Sikka <vsikka@nirixa.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 19:11:29 -0700
Message-ID: <3CB64251.7010608@nirixa.com>
To: www-qa@w3.org, vsikka@nirixa.com
Dear Moderator,
I want to hear from CTO, Directors of QA and VP Engineering
friends in this list regarding their experiences with outsourced
QA and Testing.

a. Has outsourcing QA and Testing been a productive experience?
b. Did you save costs while maintaining the timeliness of your product 
c. Which companies you found did a good job for you?
d. Which country did you outsource to? Ireland, Canada, Israel, India, 
China or other
e. Was the time difference a hurdle for team communication?
f. Was language an issue in communication?
g. What type of testing did you successfully outsource?  Blackbox? 
 Unit?  Functional?  Load?  Regression?
h. Did you completely replace your QA department or did you use 
outsourcing as an extension?
i. Did you require the QA and testing people to have computer science or 
software background?
j. Which standards bodies did you find most relevant to your QA and 
testing?  ISO?  ASQC?

Let me know.  I will consolidate responses and post them to this news group

Thank you,

Vijay Sikka
Received on Thursday, 11 April 2002 22:08:17 UTC

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