Because enterprise applications are highly interconnected, development in stages puts a strain on the implementation and execution of automated testing. Service virtualization can be introduced to validate work in progress while reducing the dependencies on components and third-party technologies still under development.
To perform a validation of a software product, you need test plans. But by the time you begin testing, are those plans still valid? There has to be a better way than translating requirements into a useless test document.
When the big decisions are made to fund and scope the project, are testers in the room? Matt Heusser presents compelling reasons for including QA as a key contributor during strategic planning, along with advice on how to get there.