Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Building up a cost effective virtual team for Localization


Taking a product into global market and selling the product in just a single language can lead to loss nowadays. In order to attain a good position and reputation in market a product needs to be localized in ample number of languages so that it is adapted across the world. Localization testing of such localized products plays an acute role in the product's success. With emerging technologies day by day outsourcing is gaining heights in the testing field. A cost effective virtual team for localization testing can be thought in order to maintain a good product quality. A virtual team consisting of localization testing experts worldwide aiming for the same objective can prove to be effective. Virtual team members from different locations can contact each other through web conferencing, instant messaging, E-mails or Skype. The major advantages of setting up a virtual team are that a project can become a 24hr project, time differences can lead to involvement of testers 24 hrs on a product. Diversity in testers can be seen in outsourcing, every person from different country will have a unique mind-set and multiple points of view. Also, we can have expert suggestions of the translations and characters usage in various languages. In house virtual team will prove to be more cost effective. So the wise idea will be to start building a virtual team for outsourcing.

In this competitive market, building a team’s always a challenging task however it’s not impossible. This can be achieved in more cost effective way by making a virtual team. Productivity will get increased (may move to twice) team will perform testing day and night due to time zone differences. Less overhead on employees as they can work from Home. Experts from different nationalities can be hired at lower cost i.e. one can make a low budget team with higher expertise. There will always Bandwidth available for Meeting, Build scheduling and ready to perform testing at any point of time regardless of time. Multiple points of views will help to tackle problem.QA Testing will become much more easier after making a virtual team as there will always higher efforts at low cost.

In localization testing the selection of virtual team is very effective. The virtual team means a group of members working in different locations. In localization testing team we require multi language experts. If we want that our team will have multi language experts than it costs higher. So it is better to go for virtual team. The virtual team for localization testing comprises of below features:

-- Team should have good understanding of destination language.

-- Team must be aware of Operating System, Keyboards functionalities, Hot keys, Upper and Lower case conversions features etc.

-- QA Testing Team should have good knowledge of computer functionalities.

-- Team should comprise of multi language experts.

-- Team should be ready for flexible schedule.

Summary:
In localization testing the selection of virtual team is very effective. QA Testing will become much more easier after making a virtual team as there will always higher efforts at low cost.


Author:
Knowledge Sharing Team at QA InfoTech is responsible for research on new tools & technologies for effective software quality assurance and testing services across all industry verticals. QA InfoTech (an ISO 9001:2008 & CMMI III certified) is one of the leading Localization Testing Companies with five testing “Centers of Excellence” in the United States and India.  It offers end to end QA testing services.



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