Quality Assurance has been one area where off-shoring to India can work well in
the traditional SDLC. Developers check in code at the end of the day in the U.S.
and quality assurance analysts in India can test overnight. We have talked with
many organizations that have had success with this model. In a more Agile environment
QA usually needs more interaction with the team, so the time zone issues can become
a problem. Also, the level of testing usually remains fairly simple with the integration
and regression testing still taking place within the on-shore QA.
Prosoft offers high-level testing and planning through collaboration with your team.
Our clients enjoy the ability to plug quality personnel in to their local teams
and work in real-time developing test plans and completing high-level UAT, regression
and integration testing. If your team is engaged in Acceptance TDD, we can assist
with expertise in products like Fitnesse. Creating the acceptance tests and gaining
approval from the business owner is a great step toward becoming more agile.