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The project management life cycle (PMLC) as delivery vehicle is underpinned by the systems development life cycle (SDLC) ensuring a quality product and/or service delivery. Supply management includes both internal and external delivery of product and services to the organisation, aligned to business objectives, at the right quality (all critical defect are closed) as per business requirement, effectively and cost efficiently.

Quality Management (QMA) as viewed by Quality & Process Governance (PQG) consists of the following functions:

  • Quality Assurance (QA),
  • Configuration Management (CMA),
  • Document Management (DMA), and
  • Test Management (TMA).
    • Business Process Testing
    • Functional Testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Security Testing
    • Application Management Testing

Enterprises are moving to web-based front ends for new and legacy applications. This trend is driven by the business imperatives of reducing cost and improving service levels, and organizations can improve efficiency by using self-service interfaces accessible from a web browser. However, web interfaces are highly prone to attacks from hackers, so adding web interfaces can expose an organization and its data to new threats.

The straightforward solution is to just build more secure code, but traditionally, developers have not been trained in secure coding and testing techniques, leaving that work to security auditors. Testing by security auditors is usually done at the end of the development cycle, resulting in costly re-work or deciding to live with vulnerable applications. By adopting a proactive application security strategy, enterprises can modernize with confidence, knowing that they are mitigating these new risks.

We now have an architecture where web-based front ends are in front of databases containing important and sensitive information. When you are updating your frequent flyer number on your traveller profile, you are ultimately updating the customer database for your airline or travel planning website. When you are adding dependent information for your company health insurance, you are updating the customer records in your health insurance providers’ database. In many cases, these databases have existed for years, perhaps hosted on mainframes.

The web-based front end may be fairly new, but the underlying application may have been written in COBOL years ago. There are a lot of enterprise applications out there. Industry statistics have reported that there are over 220 billion lines of COBOL in existence; a figure which amounts to around 80 percent of actively used code worldwide, and that there are more than a million COBOL programmers in the world today. Other statistics have revealed that the number of COBOL transactions that take place each day is more than 200 times the number of Google searches.

Our application security testing and risk management provides a platform that drives governance, collaboration and security intelligence throughout the application lifecycle. With this strategic approach to application security and risk management, using advanced automated security testing solution can help organizations to attain the following business benefits:

  • Manage application risk with security testing and remediation that identifies and eliminates vulnerabilities the organization is facing at stage of the application lifecycle.
  • Control application project costs by identifying vulnerabilities and defects early in the process in the SDLC process and resolve part of the usual defect management process which saves tremendous time and cost of patching the application once released.
  • Drive collaboration between IT security, application development and software testing teams by integrating application security tools with application development management platforms and tools. This helps to immediately breach the gap that already exists between IT Security Officers and Application Development Managers and provide single point of accountability with regard to IT risks in any organization.
  • Help manage regulatory compliance and measure your organisations against industry standards.

Our application security portfolio delivers security expertise and offers critical integrations with application lifecycle management solutions that help organizations to not just identify vulnerabilities, but to reduce overall application risk.

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) can make businesses more agile, but SOA also adds IT complexity. SOA requires a new approach to quality assurance (QA): service-oriented quality management. QA must deliver the same level of quality in their SOA but with increased complexity and decreased cycle times. Additionally, QA teams need to organise, execute and report on their activities in a service-oriented manner. HP, a leader in quality management software, provides end-to-end quality management and functional and performance testing to enable service-oriented quality management.

SQIM Quality management test Services Assurance experts can represent your business through all of the software lifecycle starting with requirements capture. SQIM provide a specialist team of testing practitioners with extensive and independent test tool knowledge and experience. SQIM Quality Management test Services utilise industry test professionals to provide the best combination of business and IT knowledge to this assurance function.

  • Quality Center
    HP Quality Center™ Management Applications — Requirements Management, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects Management — offer a seamless, consistent, and repeatable process for all stages of application quality management, from gathering requirements to planning and scheduling tests, analyzing results, and managing defects and issues

SQIM Function Test Automation and Execution outlines the process steps required for automating manual tests, creating scripts, initializing test data, and maintaining and executing scripts. SQIM detailed test scripting guidelines and best practices for script reusability help simplify and modularize the test script creation process. Functional test execution involves executing test cases and scripts in the appropriate test environment with the proper test data. Through test execution, the functional test team is able to identify, report, triage, and resolve deviations and defects. Test script maintenance entails updating test scripts and data to reflect frequent application or configuration changes.

  • WORKSOFT Certify
    Worksoft Certify eliminates custom coding and programming, a requirement of most legacy test automation products, making it fast and easy to implement and maintain. Rather than generating scripts or code, Certify uses a patented data-model design to validate business process workflows. This rapid and easy-to-use product generates comprehensive business process tests that are more resilient to application changes.

SQIM Performance Testing Services can systematically elicit and refine the products performance objectives, giving the business tangible evaluation criteria. SQIM will establish an objective–based test campaign, allowing critical performance based questions to be asked before formal testing even begins. SQIM Performance Test Services provide a specialist team of testing practitioners with extensive and independent knowledge of performance testing and the most appropriate tools and environments to be used.

  • Loadrunner and Performance Center
    HP LoadRunner™ is a load testing product that determines application scalability, behaviour, and performance. It emulates thousands of virtual users, and identifies and isolates performance bottlenecks across and within each tier.

SQIM training services has the experience, people and skills to deliver test management training services for all dimensions: people, process environments and data. Management services are delivered in a flexible manner, seamlessly reshaping to fit with the clients objectives and the testing landscape. SITA Certified training offered in Office environment, one-on-one on-site training and e-learning.

With SQIM experience with hundreds, of successful projects in Quality Management, Automation and performance management in various stages of project testing, product utility, service utility and quality authorities. SQIM is well positioned in the establishment of COE initiative as a centralized quality management, service lifecycle governance (for SOA) and automation platform to provide leadership and advocacy for implementing consistent, repeatable, standardized best practices and integrated toolsets across business units, or the Enterprise.