It is very difficult for your business to choose the right software tool. There are so many tools available but how will you choose the best one? While implementing the selected one you will lose money and time if you have selected the wrong one. There is no technique to select the right tool each time when your business requires it. The success rate can be improved in so many ways.
While choosing a software tool for your business a lot of questions can be asked.
1.Understanding the needs of the organization– Is it clear in your mind what are your organization’s requirements? Otherwise you cannot buy the right software for your business. You must be educated enough to understand the offerings made by the vendors. But you have to understand your needs clearly. Only then you should go for selecting a good software for your business. First analyse yourself if that particular software is your requirement, then purchase it. If you have no idea where you have to go, then you can not say whether you need a bike or a car.
2.Flexibility in supporting processes– Do you have a flexible tool? Only then processes can be supported by taking its help. If you are not a beginner then you must be using some methodology. If your process is a new process then it needs support and for that you need a software solution. Also, if your process has become old and not doing well then in this case also your process needs an improvement.
3.Show your requirements– Are you able to represent all your requirements? Sometimes representing your requirements graphically is better than showing it textually. If the representation of your visual requirements is not supported by a software in any form then it is not good for your business. There is a question whether your user needs a plain text format or a rich text format including images, tables, lists etc. You should provide that text format to your user which he prefers. If diagrams, screenshots and documents are needed to be attached by the user then there must be some software for this also. It is not sure that every software can give this functionality.
There is a tool known as an online designer tool which is used for creating images, presentations, social media graphics and logos.
4.Change in the requirements– Is it possible that your requirements will not change? Also, the change in projects of government occurs sometimes in spite of being the most rigid projects. Now a question arises can this change be supported by any software. There are two results of the change : we have to look backward or we have to look forward. An approval is needed for doing a change.
5.Build relationship between requirements and tests– Does the test function need to be integrated with the requirements function? The test and requirement are needed to be related with each other because without this a project can not be successful. The test and requirements can be linked with each other very easily. We can use some links for this. Requirements can also be used to quickly derive tests with great ease.
6.Rolling out of the product– After selecting the software of your requirement have you made it to work? During the demo a product looks easy and simple. But after some time, a tool expert uses it. A few experts work on the project when a new product rolls out. Now a question arises will the product work in the same manner as it worked in the demo. Before buying the product, you must evaluate it.
7.Commitment of the customer– You rely on the vendor after the selection of the test management tool. Will any commitment be made to you by the vendor? Sometimes the vendor vanishes after the exchange of money. It can result in your loss also. So, a commitment is necessary before finalising the deal.