Software Quality Assessment

Make confident decisions, evaluate progress, and optimise your systems and organisation with insights backed by empirical data.

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Software Quality Assessment

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  • Are you auditing software products for compliance to industry standards?

  • Are you looking for a better quality product?

The Software Quality Assessment (SQA) is a solution for companies striving to measure and improve technical excellence. The SQA provides a holistic, unbiased and data-driven assessment, covering not only the quality of the software itself but also the quality of the development process, knowledge distribution and key contributors.

Core Modules

  • Strategic Modules

  • Core Modules

    Knowledge Distribution
    This module focuses on evaluating and managing the dissemination and accessibility of technical knowledge within a team or organisation. The goal is to ensure that critical information and skills are not isolated, minimising knowledge loss and enabling smooth onboarding and efficient knowledge transfer amongst team members.
    Code Quality
    Code Quality assesses the readability, understandability, and general robustness of the codebase. By probing the complexity and evolution ease of core features, this module aspires to keep the system maintainable and comprehensible, ensuring long-term viability and minimising technical debt.
    Code Extensibility
    This module examines how effectively a codebase can accommodate the introduction of new features and parallel development across multiple teams. By emphasising coherent expression of business rules and ensuring that changes can be implemented and tested independently, the focus is on maintaining a flexible and scalable system.
    Test Automation
    Test Automation is targeted at minimising manual testing efforts and increasing release reliability by establishing a comprehensive, fast, and reliable automated testing suite. This module highlights the importance of maintaining a low-risk testing environment that is both exhaustive and efficient.
    Development Process Quality
    Development Process Quality scrutinises the effectiveness, safety, and traceability of changes from development to production. By ensuring that changes are frequently and thoroughly tested and integrated and align with business requirements, the process aims to streamline and safeguard the development lifecycle.
    Code Security
    Focused on safeguarding the codebase and dependencies against vulnerabilities, Code Security takes a critical look at potential threats and weaknesses in both proprietary and third-party code, ensuring robust security postures and minimising risk through proactive identification and mitigation of vulnerabilities.

    Strategic Modules

    Technology - Maintainability Risk
    This module assesses the technology stack used in terms of its modernity, availability of skilled professionals, and legal usability. The goal is to mitigate risks associated with obsolescence, talent scarcity, and legal complications in order to ensure sustainable and unimpeded operation.
    Architecture Quality
    Addressing the robustness and adaptability of the system’s structural design, Architecture Quality seeks to ensure that the system can reliably support both present and future business needs, whilst enabling efficient and dependable delivery of services and features.
    Architecture Security
    This module zooms in on the security of application architecture, ensuring that all layers of the application are protected against threats. By managing secrets, personal information, and ensuring mature auditing and tracing capabilities, it aims to safeguard data integrity and privacy across the system.
    Culture revolves around the promotion of learning, innovation, and collaboration amongst team members. By evaluating and fostering a healthy, agile, and retainable work environment, this module aspires to create a foundation that encourages continual growth, adaptability, and sustainability within the IT team.
    Cross Product Analysis
    Cross Product Analysis ensures the comparability and interoperability of various products within a portfolio. By scrutinizing feature parity, data portability, and client incentives across different products, this module aims to minimize redundancies and foster synergies amongst different product offerings.
    Cloud Readiness
    This module scrutinizes the reliability, scalability, and operational efficiency of software and platforms in cloud environments. It seeks to ensure that the system is not only capable of leveraging cloud infrastructure effectively in terms of cost but is also proficient in ensuring steady and scalable operation in a cloud context.
    Delivery Efficiency
    Focusing on the speed and reliability with which business ideas can be transformed into client-deliverable solutions, Delivery Efficiency evaluates the rate of deployment, failure, and recovery during development cycles. It aims to streamline the development-to-deployment pipeline, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.
    Performance & Scalability
    Addressing system endurance and expansion capabilities, Performance & Scalability assess the system's ability to handle concurrent users and its capability to scale elastically, while identifying and mitigating performance bottlenecks. The intention is to ensure the system can grow and adapt to evolving user demands and expectations without compromising performance.

    Key Benefits

    Data-driven insights

    Base your decisions on hard numbers and actual feedback, derived from metrics and comprehensive interviews.

    Holistic overview

    Look beyond just the code. Understand your organisation’s structure, delivery process, security, architecture, and more.

    Actionable recommendations

    Get specific, actionable advice to improve and streamline your tech environment.

    Business visibility of risks

    Identify strengths and areas for improvement to support your business strategy

    Protect your investments

    Understand technical and organisational health pre-acquisition

    Track progress

    Regularly assessing improvements enables you to monitor ROI

    Book a consultation

    Get a 30 minutes call with one of our specialists.

    • Step 1


      Prioritise and agree the scope of the assessment and set up tooling.
    • Step 2

      Data Collection

      Through a series of metrics analyses and interviews, we gather extensive data on your technology landscape.
    • Step 3

      Analysis Phase

      Our experts interpret the data, considering the nuances of your organisation and the tech industry.
    • Step 4

      Recommendations presentation

      We provide a detailed report with our findings, insights, and actionable recommendations.

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