Continuous Testing is NOT simply more automation. Rather, it is the reassessment of software quality practices – driven by an organization’s cost of quality and balanced for speed and agility. Ultimately, Continuous Testing can provide a quantitative assessment of risk and produce actionable tasks that will help mitigate theses risks before progressing to the next stage of the SDLC.
When it comes to software quality, we are confronting the need for true process re-engineering. Continuous Testing is not a “plug and play” solution. As with all process-driven initiatives, it requires the evolution of people, process, and technology. We must accommodate the creative nature of software development as a discipline, yet we must face the overwhelming fact that software permeatess every aspect of the business – and software failure now presents the single greatest risk to organization.