Outsource QA If You Want Your Product To Be Designed In The Most Effective Way
Product planning (design)
The planning is the first stage of software development life cycle where it is determined how the product will look like, what features it will have, what benefits it will bring to its users, etc. When planning the software the first point is to generate requirements for it and only then to develop its internal and external structure. It makes sense to outsource qa so that to track the product’s quality against its requirements throughout the entire development, at each stage.
Programming at the stage of product design
Starting projecting a software application, its designers or representatives of the customer primarily determine the requirements for the program and debate all possible and favorable implementation options, write down the results in separate documents, and only then the contract is made. When the procedures are completed one may start to do the actual programming. If the product is developed using the waterfall method, internal and external specifications are created in the design phase. More detailed planning of internal and external structure of the product can be proceeded later.
By the way, to be on the safe side, you are recommended to use services of quality assurance company to make sure that your product is developed in compliance with the requirements specification.
Marketing effort at the product design stage
At the same time the marketing department conducts the active research. The purpose is to help the software designers to have a realistic vision of what success of their program means, by gathering a maximum of information about the market requirements and the needs & expectations of the users. To this end, potential users of the product are divided in small discussion groups, and the participants are asked to discuss all the capabilities of the product, often using its prototypes as common examples of such presentation.
The staff of the marketing department may conduct a survey of the users working with any previous versions of the product under development, or other similar programs. They enquire users about what features it would be desirable to implement in the program, what do they think about the quality of the competing products (and why they think so) and how much they would pay for a similar product. It is possible that this work will involve your participation.
Despite the fact, that top software testing companies have a lot of work every minute they are sure to find time to fix a date for the verification process to ensure quality of your products. It is better to wait for the best testers to become available than to trust inexperienced specialists to do the work, do you agree?