Shift-right for ‘Performance Engineering’, a potent approach?

Shift-right for ‘Performance Engineering’, a potent approach?

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Whether it is a device, hi-end software or a simple application for the end user, flawless performance and seamless experience is at the core of every business venture. The market place is bursting with tremendous competition. In this challenging scenario, a strong testing framework and test strategy can indisputably get your application market ready.

‘Performance Engineering’ comprises a gamut of skills, tools, practices and activities at various stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). It ensures that the application’s Non-functional requirements are met. These non-functional requirements comprise all factors that monitor the overall functioning of the system rather than just specific behaviour types.

Performance Engineering is known for:

  • Improving the software/application speed and robustness without necessary rebuilds
  • Ensuring optimum performance from the existing systems
  • Enhancing application/software’s performance for commercial or business viability

Shift-left or Shift-right?

There is an exhaustive amount of discussion around adopting a Shift-Left / Shift-Right approach for Performance Engineering. With the shift-left approach, testing starts way ahead in the development process. The sheer purpose is to detect and check defects early in the SDLC. This helps reduce the risks and ultimately brings cost-effectiveness. The underlying purpose is to adopt an approach that focuses on prediction and prevention from the project’s inception.

Shift-right approach takes you ahead of the development curve, where the user experience and feedback is gathered post the development stage. This feedback plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall experience and gets your software / application market ready.

Basically, do everything right to get your software / application effectively in shape for the consumer / end-user.

So, how can Shift-Right testing approach hold more relevance for implementing ‘Performance Engineering’?

In today’s challenging market place, it is imperative to incorporate and consider user experience to confirm various aspects of the application / software, especially, user-interface, security, accessibility and ultimately ensure that the application / software delivers the intended business objective. Ultimately, this determines the success of the product in the market and how well it performs over a period of time.

Today, competition is all geared up to adapt the market trends and steal substantial share of your consumer base. For instance, Apple lost its customers to Android mobile devices after releasing iPhone in 2007. So, ensuring desired consumer experience is crucial across any business domain.

Shift-right for ‘Performance Engineering’, a potent approach?

User feedback and constant vigilance in the post development phase proves to be time and cost-effective, resulting in a robust and market ready product/application.

  • It helps boost business revenue by ensuring that the system works in tandem with the user experience.
  • It minimizes system failure and avoids the development efforts from getting wasted due to failure in performance.
  • It enables timely deployment of the system due to performance related issues.
  • It minimizes rework, waste of time, and efforts due to performance issues.
  • It brings down software maintenance costs that arise due to performance problems during production.
  • With constant check on the performance along with user feedback, the project is able to reduce Software maintenance costs.
  • Further it detects future hiccups and possible performance issues.

Finally, it is important to build a robust application/software that hits the market and makes big bucks. Experts also suggest that testing should be considered at a macro level, where it takes a holistic view on the development process. It’s like a game of chess; play it right at the right time. Moreover, it’s about having the right mix at the right time.

Performance is at the core of every delivery/product/application. Across industries and domains, experts are working toward enhancing performance for desired user experience. Shift-Right testing approach plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between development and users.

With a view to ensure quality, enterprises are constantly making efforts to automate repetitive tasks and minimize errors. This could be a bit off-track, a recent PWC report states that over the years manufacturing sector has gone through a revolution. Industrial robots are transforming the manufacturing sector. They are taking up a range of activities starting with mundane tasks to some high-end technical activities like testing or inspecting products, or assembling minute electronics. It is estimated that today 59% of manufacturers are using robotics technology for various tasks.

Conclusion

Eventually, this comes down to the core point that monitoring and ensuring precision in performance is key to every industry. This effort will be futile if user feedback is not taken into consideration. Cigniti experts work with customers across industry domains to advise them on the most applicable testing approach. Connect with Cigniti Technologies to get the right testing strategy for your business.