Startups often try to cut the cost of software development during the initial phases by either minimizing or neglecting QA and software testing. We understand startups and small businesses are on a shoestring budget however neglecting software testing in the early development phase will only cost them exponentially more in the future and can even risk the business.
Sometimes testing requests come when a product is about to go live or start facing customer issues and then want to get all the testing done asap, this is not a best practice as it becomes more cumbersome and expensive.
Here the question arises how can the startups be assisted in a quick time frame to refrain from making decisions for such cost cutting approaches. Here we are to help people and consult for the best practices and educate them with various options and the pros and cons, now the team has facts in hand to make suitable decisions.
Businesses should consider QA/Testing as an investment to lower the risk and to assure the risk appetite. Most recommended approach is to have Continuous QA at levels which also helps reduce the overall cost.
Continuous QA testing goes in parallel with application development activities, wherein the QA team is involved in providing the continuous & early feedback in the product development cycle and no release should go on production without QA/Testing (functional and non-functional). The cost and efforts of whole development could be reduced and it makes product releases faster and cost effective.