Solving concerns unique to offshore quality/project promotion
To alleviate concerns and dissatisfaction regarding the quality of offshore development, we analyze the quality based on documentation such as requirement definitions, basic design documents, test specifications, and test result reports. We can propose effective methods for achieving higher quality in future development.
Our inspectors carefully read specifications in the upstream phases of development and identify defects from standard check perspectives, which leads to reviews of the specifications and prevents bugs before they occur. For example, when development is performed in Vietnam, we also check translations between Japanese and Vietnamese to confirm that the Vietnamese has been translated correctly and that there is no information missing.
SHIFT accumulates and standardizes knowledge regarding management for offshore development based on our previous development experience. Smooth project management reduces the risk of increased costs, which are common in offshore development. Japanese professionals also support the customer as PMO.
As a leading company for software testing in Asia, SHIFT implements Japanese quality standards at our Vietnamese subsidiary. When development is conducted in Vietnam, we also conduct acceptance tests in Vietnam. This enables communication costs to be decreased, as developers and testers work in their native language.
Supporting offshore development via collaboration with SHIFT ASIA
We provide an environment that enables engineers to focus on important development
We support the design and execution of tests that require English
We monitor test progress in real-time to detect problems at an early stage
SHIFT has an office outside Japan, which is located in Vietnam. It is called “SHIFT ASIA.” Our staff at SHIFT ASIA are well-versed in the local situation and are proficient in multiple languages. This enables us to support development in Japanese, English, and Vietnamese.
In addition to the upstream phases of offshore development projects, SHIFT also provides support for everything from functional tests to non-functional tests. This eliminates the need for the engineers of our customers to perform detailed tasks such as quality management and enables them to focus on their core work such as development and planning.
It is common for English to be required in the documentation and communication with offshore development. Our human resources at SHIFT and SHIFT ASIA can understand development requirements written in English and perform test design and execution in English.
SHIFT utilizes the “CAT” integrated software test management tool in projects that we join to visualize the progress of testing. Since “CAT” enables us to share the results and progress of testing with the customer in real-time, this contributes to detecting problems at an early stage.