Insightful stories on how companies make ‘buy or build’ decisions regarding QA services

Nadya Knysh, Managing Director at a1qa

What are the main concerns related to buying a QA team?

Stand-up practice is the fastest way to figure out if the team is working or not.

Metrics and KPIs are tools to keep the team on track.

Real-life stories (not very successful, but very insightful)

Moral: Be realistic regarding the quality of the resources you can get from the HR market in your region.

Moral: Be realistic regarding what you can afford with how much you have in your pocket.

Moral: To establish good QA practice, you need someone to drive the car. If everyone is taking passenger seats, you won’t make it to Vermont.

Moral: Cheap is not always that cheap. P.S. they came back to us in late 2009 and are still our clients.

Moral: If your project has very strict security or environment limitations, consider them early.

Moral: Check the credentials of your vendor if you want a long-term partner.

In a nutshell, there are several factors that one should consider:

A final note

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