A holistic approach to implementing Test Optimisation and Shift Left principles

MTS has been a valuable model for improving operational efficiency (industrialisation, process improvement), streamlining (single supplier) and reducing the costs of testing. But for some organisations, this is not enough.  This paper expands on the paper The Evolution of Testing Maturity – from Defect Discovery to Test Transformation.

We put forward a holistic approach to what we call Testing Transformation as a highly effective way to drive down costs, improve quality and throughput, but also a means for developing best practice delivery in order to embed quality – an approach that can be extended “beyond testing” into the wider software delivery lifecycle for company-wide benefits.