Randy Rice's Software Testing Site

Software Testing Assessment Services          

All of the services described below are performed in confidence and we are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements as needed.


Do you feel that you need an independent and unbiased assessment of your organization’s current testing practices? Sometimes you feel that you may know the right direction for improvement, but need an external view. Other times, you just need fresh ideas and objective feedback.

Self-assessments are sometimes helpful, in fact, I often include them in our training courses. However, a self-assessment may fall short of the objectivity and expertise you need to solve your problems and meet your goals.

My assessment process includes interviews with key staff at all levels in your organization including testers, test managers, developers, QA team, project managers, business units and senior managers, along with observations of how you actually perform tests, and a review of your existing test documentation.  The goals of the assessment are:

Just two or three minor changes in test practices can result in tremendous overall improvements to your testing efforts.

We offer the following assessments to help determine how your testing efforts are performing and how to improve them:

The Software Testing Maturity Assessment

Rice Consulting's testing maturity assessment is a quick and effective way for an organization to determine where they are in terms of software testing maturity. The assessment looks at three areas that are critical to testing:

The deliverable is a report detailing the assessment's findings, a recommended quality improvement strategy, and a plan for addressing the improvement needs identified. If the assessment uncovers the need for in-house skills training and consulting, we will include proposed training and consulting plans in the report. The report is typically about 15 pages in length, but can be longer if you desire for specific areas to be explored and assessed.

We have performed this assessment for the past 10 years in a variety of organizations in North America. This gives us a baseline to help measure performance.

Test Team Added Value Assessment

In my keynote presentation, "Increasing the Value of Every Member of Your Team", I describe seven ways to add value to your team in very achievable ways.

This assessment allows you to measure your team members current levels of performance for the purpose of increasing each member's value using the seven ways.

For more information on these assessments, contact us for details.

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