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September 29, 2010

MindTree Intros New Integrated Test Methodology

MindTree Ltd., an IT solutions company, has announced the launch of a new integrated test methodology, MindTest, for the efficient management of software quality.

Integrating all the components of a testing engagement, the MindTest methodology manages the quality of testing, improves predictability in software testing and quality management.

The MindTest integrated methodology comprises delivery, domain, technologies, tools, training, frameworks, quality, and knowledge management that help customers to not only measure the quality of the software but will also improve their Return on Investment “ROI” in terms of cost, quality, time, and risk.

According to MindTree, the MindTest offers customers a metric-driven approach. This approach provides a 360-degree view of software quality, quality of testing, test management, testing processes and test automation efficiency.

In addition, the above metrics enable effective quality management of the test effort, which can have significant impact on the quality and integrity of the information resulting from the test efforts.

The metrics can also improve governance, project management, accuracy in estimates and transparency to the client.

Some of the key tools utilized in MindTest include Test Quality Index “TQI” to asses quality compliance of testing, process and software; Testing Metrics Analysis and Decision framework “TMAD” to align metrics with business goals; ProcessNet to integrated process repository tuned to the type of testing,domain, tools, and technologies.

In addition, other key tools have also been utilized in MindTest. These include TestDashboard to provide the engagement health status, and ProjectSpace for knowledge management base.

"As software products, applications and features become increasingly similar, quality will be the key differentiator," said Ananda Rao Ladi, VP and head of the testing business unit at MindTree. "With MindTest, our customers will be better-equipped to assess and predict the quality of products and applications, resulting in improved decision making, reduced risk and savings in time and cost."

Thomas Murphy, research director with Gartner (News - Alert), said, "Organizations recognize the importance of software to their competitive position but often struggle with the cost of software quality and testing. This is generally due to a lack of consistency and useful metrics."

Murphy also said, "The increasing complexity of solutions, pace of change, and need to drive productivity is causing a search for best practices and repeatability to enable business-driven deployment decisions and sustainable agile solution development and delivery."

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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