Cloudscene is a Brisbane based Growth and Establishment stage company building a digital procurement platform to help buyers and sellers of colocation, cloud, and connectivity across the globe. This is a highly valuable market space and a lot of competitors are striving to be the leader.
The Cloudscene website has all the arsenal it needs to be the leader in the cloud services procurement Market. Good marketing strategies, Key cloud operators’ collaboration and great data sets. But how to get the good stuff out there fast enough with the help of their Developers and Testers ?
Like any start-up, testing was the responsibility performed by different stakeholders. Cloudscene was no different where the marketing was responsible for the software testing. However as the company grew, the testing effort grew larger and what was optimal became a bottleneck. How to alleviate this problem?
The CEO quoted:
"There is no luxury of time due to the potential of the platform”.
The VP of Marketing quoted:
“Reputation and credibility on the line”
“Cloudscene is a customer facing product ,industry is harsh and does not forget mistakes”
“Cloudscene need more preventative measures to reduce failure creeping into production”
The development team quoted:
“We need the majority of user journeys to be automated”.
After the pandemic started and lockdown restrictions were in place, a new challenge emerged for us, which was how do we work remotely with the same efficiency as in house?
Scrum activities like daily standup and retrospectives would be done using google hangouts and working with Developers would be done using chatting on slack. Initially there was resistance to this change but it soon became the new normal.
Implement a Test Management Tool
Collaboration on Key Areas for Automation Testing
Automation Test Strategy
High Level Timeline for Testing Deliverables
With automation testing framework and exploratory testing in place, testing was taken over from other resources.
We were able to reduce the time for regression testing from 3 hours to 20 mins from implementing automation testing
We covered critical test cases based on cost/ benefit analysis and automated them.
Successfully built a regression test suite for critical flows to run on demand when they have a new release and way before deadline.
Educate the client on how to address software delivery issues head on with automation
We were able to free up a critical resource. It’s hard to quantify the benefit but it’s definitely had impact
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