In analogy to Software as a Service (SaaS), I think Software Testing as a Service (STaaS) will be a next step in the field of test services. Why?
The drivers for SaaS adoption are also applicable to STaaS. The traditional rationale for outsourcing of IT systems is that by applying economies of scale to the operation of applications, a service provider can offer better, cheaper, more reliable applications than companies can themselves. The use of SaaS-based applications has grown dramatically, as reported by many of the analyst firms that cover the sector.
In the presentation, the presenter will share his perspective of the STaaS variants of the SaaS drivers, talk about the advantages of STaaS, and explain how STaaS could look like in practice and why it will work. For now; think of it as large virtual (digital) cupboard where clients put in their testing jobs, brokers distributing these jobs over the available testers and returning the results to the clients (all over the internet).
After having gone through the classic path (from programmer to project manager) Leo has specialized since 1990 in the test field, in which he has been a test manager, test adviser, research & development manager and line manager. As a business development manager, he co-authored TMapÂ® Next and provides implementation services and outsourcing to organizations. Leo designed the EXIN tasks for TMap Next Foundation and for the Advanced exam and he supplies preparation training for these exams. His knowledge and experience in the project and test management field have been used and developed further during a number of international projects and consultancy trajectories (in USA, Germany, Denmark, and Austria). Leo is a sought-after teacher of test training and a regular speaker at national and international conferences (a.o. NGI, Test Congress in London, Quality Week Europe in Brussels, ICSTEST in DÃ¼sseldorf, TAV in Stuttgart). He is the author of several articles on risk-based testing, benefits of a test service center, and business-driven test management.
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