The explosion in the number of application development projects that IT organizations are trying to manage means that IT leadership teams are often hard-pressed to keep track of which projects are falling behind schedule.
To provide IT managers with more visibility into those projects, QASymphony today released qMap, which is a tool that helps IT managers readily identify which features have been tested, the testers, bugs discovered, amount of time spent testing and defects related to critical functions of the application.
Jeff Perkins, chief marketing officer for QASymphony, says that as as an extension of the qTest suite of application testing tools, qMap can pull data from multiple application lifecycle management (ALM) tools to give IT leaders the ability to visually explore any given application development project. In addition, Perkins notes that senior IT leaders can use the same tool to provide business leaders with graphical information that explains issues associated with any given project.
Business leaders are clearly holding IT organizations accountable for not only application delivery deadlines, but also the quality of the code being delivered. With more customers engaging directly with applications, the user experience has become a primary concern. After all, the quality of the user experience now directly equates to the brand promise of the organization.
Under pressure, IT leaders can no longer afford to be surprised by glitches in application development projects. In fact, arguably the only thing worse than having to report that such glitches exist is to have the rest of the business unit leadership discover them before the IT executive management team has identified them.