Why an FQA Trial with Keywords in India Can Help You Make the Right Partner Choice
What is a ‘free trial’?
At Keywords Studios, we understand that our customers need to make informed decisions as they progress partner selection. To help enable decision-making, our team in India offers a free trial of FQA services that allows full access to our offerings and professional infrastructure for a limited time. By utilising this offer, Keywords will support with the development of a bespoke solution that aligns with your needs and helps you make the correct partnership decision.
Why should clients trial our services?
Throughout the trial, first-hand experience of Keywords’ FQA services is received as well as an understanding of core functionalities. The trial is designed to help decide whether Keywords in India delivers the right partnership values and industry experience before a commitment is made.
What are the benefits of conducting a trial with Keywords in India?
As a potential customer, several benefits can be gained from trialling our services. Below are some of those key advantages:
- No cost and no obligations
During this period, you will be able to gauge whether or not our team in India is the right partner for you and your project. There is no obligation to commit to Keywords after your trial ends.
- Gain an idea of Keywords Studios’ capability
You will gain full transparency over what our teams can offer in terms of approach, delivery, quality and efficiency.
- Smooth and speedy transition to committed projects
Should you choose to partner with Keywords, transition of the project to full support is quick post trial as the team is familiar with your requirements, supporting processes and has valuable experience with your internal tools.
How do Keywords in India conduct a trial?
Successfully delivering demanding projects is a science and an art. Short timelines, multiple stakeholders, performance expectations, and budget limitations are some of the many challenges to resolve.
At Keywords, our approach and processes have been built upon many years of experience in delivering QA projects. This enables us to quickly plan, execute, and complete testing for our clients.
When delivering QA support for clients, there are multiple stages as follows:
Project planning is a critical part of delivering successful projects at Keywords. Planning helps build the test strategy and ensures optimal use of time and resources.
A good plan also acts as a roadmap for the team to follow with clearly defined goals and targets.
Key Planning Tasks
• Conduct kick-off call and lockdown on requirements
• Build test plan based on requirements
• Construct or receive the project schedule from the client
• Identify and agree upon key KPIs for the project
• Select the right team for the project
• Define responsibilities among team members. E.g. Quality SME, Bug Database SME, Technical SME
• Identify risks and build the risk mitigation plan. Update in Risk Tracker
• Define Bugs and Task Targets for each day
• Define communication plan for all (internal and external) stakeholders
Knowledge Transfer: A knowledge transfer is the continuous process of imparting important information from one person/studio to another.
How Knowledge Transfer Works
Communication channels are created and used exclusively. People who like being available for answering questions are identified and promoted. Some people prefer to communicate verbally and daily standups of 10-15 minutes are conducted.
After the initial knowledge transfer, the plan is put into action. A key part of project execution is monitoring and controlling the deliverables.
Below is a brief list of reports that are generated during the project to manage stakeholder expectations:
Project Closure/Post Mortem
At the end of each QA project or trial, the test team and client come together to assess the project. Project practices and problem areas are examined and detailed action items are drafted for improvement on future projects.
The Project Post-mortem Report is also a practical method for initiating knowledge management by capturing experience and improvement suggestions from completed projects. The post-mortems are conducted at the end of each project and reports are stored as a knowledge repository for upcoming projects.
Wrapping it up
While Keywords’ capabilities are attested to by our client case studies and the many developers and publishers who use our services, our trial enables you to be fully-informed on our partnership values and industry experience before a commitment is made.