With our software services and solutions catering to crucial domains like Aerospace, Banking, Healthcare and Insurance, it is not surprising that quality – whether it is at the organisational level or ingrained in our products and services – has been a key focus for NeST IT. Impairments in software can range from a sub-optimal or non-responsive User Interface that might impact only the usability of the application to critical programming errors that can result in high-impact business disruptions due to corrupted data, application outages, security breaches, and performance issues. At the development stage, poor quality can lead to cost and schedule over-runs, besides reflecting poorly on the company’s brand image. Thus, relegating quality in process, systems, standards and practices to the side-lines can adversely impact both the risk and cost factors associated with a software project and affect the organisation’s bottom-line and reputation – a realisation that has guided NeST IT to adopt a pro-active approach to incorporating sterling quality management practices into all the organisational activities.
At NeST IT, the Quality and Testing Group has been tasked with the onerous responsibility of defining, continually improving, monitoring and maintaining high standards of quality, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques of Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) practices. The rigorous Independent Verification & Validation that each application, service or solution is subjected to at various stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) has helped NeST IT in ensuring that the end product meets the customer requirements – both functional and non-functional ones (like security, performance, response time, concurrency, maintainability, etc.) – defined for the product, through the committed adherence to a standards-compliant, mature process framework.
NeST IT’s commitment to excellence in quality in deliveries to customers is reflected in our well-defined Quality Management System (QMS) that is certified as compliant to ISO 9001:2015 and assessed at CMMI-Dev V1.3 ML5 and Information Security Management System (ISMS) that is compliant to ISO 27001:2005, bearing testimony that our procedures and practices bench-mark favourably with the international best-in-class.
The QTG team primarily focuses on internal quality Assurance and software testing activities in NeST IT. QTG manages the processes and procedures for organizational activities and assist to maintain the quality in every aspect of organizational functioning. NeST IT employs a wide range of highly experienced consultants and trainers, all with unparalleled skill in the area of CMMI, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 26262, ISO 13485, TL 9000,TS16949, ASPICE etc. to look after Quality Assurance (QA) while an independent team of experienced testers look after the Quality Control (QC) aspect.
Throughout the product development stage, we ensure that our quality services and advanced technology skills to work for our customers. The Quality and Testing team ensures that the quality management process defined by the Quality Management System is implemented in every project through auditing methodologies and compliance to requirements demanded by the customer are ensured through well defined testing methodologies. In addition to this, services of our QA and QC professionals are made available to other software and related companies too.
NeST IT’s Independent Testing Team, staffed with ISTQB-certified professionals and automation experts, provides the following testing services to all our projects across the domains namely Web & mobile Appns, Enterprise Solutions, Banking, Healthcare, Aerospace, Insurance, Geographic information systems, etc :
Indicative testing tools used include:
Rational Functional Tester
Quick Test Professional(QTP)/Unified Functional Testing(UFT)
We have built different test automation frameworks which will support continuous integration and virtualization of the software.
NeST IT also undertakes projects which involve man power placements at onsite for testing the customer products. Our test engineers were deployed in different testing projects which are directly controlled by the customer. This helps our customers concentrate on their core expertise of development and ensures delivery bug-free softwares to their clients.
Consulting and Training Services
ISO Consultancy Service
We aim to provide consulting services and training to our customers to help them achieve ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 27001 Information Security Management System, and other ISO Certifications. We support our customers to identify the lacunae in their existing system by performing Gap Analysis and assessing their QMS/ ISMS. We tailor the standard process to customize it to each company, with due regard to its own current process framework and culture while setting up its Quality/ Information Security Management System that would qualify for compliance with the ISO standards.
CMMI Consultancy and Appraisal Services
The recognition of SFO Technologies, a NeST Group company, as a Transition Partner of the CMMI Institute authorizes us to provide CMMI Appraisal Services for companies across the globe. We offer CMMI consultancy, SCAMPI Appraisals and Official Training for companies in achieving Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) certification.
Our CMMI model implementation activities are handled by experienced consultants who provide handholding for customer personnel in achieving their goal. We act as catalysts to the organizational change process so that all the success elements– organizational objective, goal, skills, resources and action planning- are taken care off. With a proven CMMI training and consulting model, NeST IT ensures that our customers receives the exact solutions that are required. Our consulting team shall provide quality process, maintenance and training solutions and also assist the customers to discover areas where they need improvement and also provide recommendations to incorporate the same.
NeST IT conducts a series of training programmes to help professionals to understand the value of quality and the means of ensuring the same while developing software products or delivering services. The aim is to create highly skilled programming and testing professionals through high quality trainings with the help of committed faculty. Our trainings will be handled by professionals who are experts in the areas of Process Consulting, Quality Assurance, Test Management, Verification & Validations as per the various industry standards and models.
Listed below are some of the regular training programmes NeST IT organizes:
ISTQB Foundation Level
ISTQB Advanced Level
Training on Metrics
Training on Risk Management, Configuration Management
Training on Fundamentals of Software Testing – How to write Test cases, Requirements specification to Test Cases, Test case execution and bug reporting, Verification of bug fixed product
Software Testing Techniques – Black Box Testing, White Box Testing , Test Case Design Approaches
Training on different Testing Tools – Selenium, QTP, Load Runner, J Meter etc.
Introduction to CMMI Model
Introduction to ISO Standards – ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO13485, ASPICE, TL9000, ISO26262
Workshop on Quantitative Project Management (QPM), Statistical Process Control (SPC)
In addition, NeST IT also conducts training programmes in educational institutions focused on both the hard skills (software engineering, project management, quality management, testing and development methodologies, etc – and soft skills (communication skills, etiquette, team-building, etc) with a view to make the graduating candidates employment-ready.
Learn how NeST IT performed load and performance testing on a centralized business accounting software, being developed for a financial services company that has to support around 2500 – 3000 concurrent users after Going Live and had a size of 20,000 Function Points, to ensure there were no issues when it went Live in the company’s mission critical environment.
Learn how NeST IT helped a reputed software company with the ISO 9001:2015 quality certification by providing consultancy and implementation support to get its QMS to adopt the best practices of CMMI and get it assessed at CMMI Dev 1.3 ML3.