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Company Type: An innovative fintech startup, reshaping the financial landscape through cutting-edge solutions.
Trigger: Thriving in the fast-paced fintech landscape, our client faced a unique dilemma – a pressing demand for rigorous quality assurance in their financial product, but a strategic decision to avoid the complexities and overheads of in-house QA team formation.
What the client wanted:
3 to 5 senior testers for 15 - 20 hours per week
Not to hire internally the QA team
Faster feature release rate
First contact: This complex request needed several meetings with the CEO, CPO and CTO of the company in the first days.
The meeting: Besides the strict requirements that the fintech start-up wanted, the assigned QA Manager for this project observed a few more risks and needed improvements.
The Audit: In order to calculate the Quality Score, our experts will need access to the processes of the company. During a 3 day period, multiple meetings with the Project Manager, the Development Lead and the CTO, took place.
The Quality Score: One week after receiving the first email, the Quality Score and the Strategy to improve it were ready.
The Strategy: Had 4 pillars that involved a multitude of changes and improvements:
The contract: Since the start-up wanted a fast implementation, 5 days from the initial request we have signed a contract to implement the suggested Strategy.
Approach: Understanding that the start-up had multiple ongoing projects with different deadlines, we offered the possibility to create a team especially trained for their product and prepared for the future implementations, team that could have been activated for as long as it was needed (several hours per week or full-time for several weeks). This was their team and they had full access to it whenever they wanted, and only payed as a pay-per-test pricing.
Timeline and Results: In 8 weeks the team was in place. The Start-up had a team of 5 testers that were activated whenever they wanted (not having a strict number of hours/month), also a sanity automation suite integrated with the existing CI/CD pipeline.
Flexibility and Scalability: The startup gained the flexibility to scale their QA team up or down as needed, ensuring optimal resource allocation for various projects and workloads.
Improved ROI: The startup's investment in the QA team and automation suite translated into a significantly improved return on investment, as they spent less on post-release issue resolution and rework.
Agile Adaptation: The ability to activate testers on-demand allowed the startup to quickly respond to evolving project requirements, keeping their development agile and adaptive.
Cost Reduction and Efficient Resource Allocation: By activating the testing team on-demand, the startup significantly cut down on costs associated with maintaining a full-time team during idle periods when there were no tests to conduct. This efficient resource allocation ensured that the company only paid for testing services when needed, optimizing their budget and enhancing overall cost-effectiveness.
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