I was asked to join a new project where the key objectives are:
- Increase throughput and increase the quality of testing – will contribute to faster delivery of working software i.e. Agile WoW.
- Automate testing in order to increase throughput in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
If the development of a big project takes the development team 24 months to deliver for testing, and the QA test team takes 4 weeks to sign off, how can it possibly help the development team in delivering more software if the 4 week testing process is improved?
I am trying to figure out a way to motivate why our focus should rather be improving the efficiency of the development team because it would be easier to reduce the 24 months, than it would be to reduce the 4 weeks in QA.