Test management in different industries

Abhimanyu Grover
May 24, 2011

One common benefit I enjoy working in this IT industry is ample availability of information on the net, be it know-how, tutorials, wisdom or anything else, but various other small businesses in other industries lack this. For example, I’ve been visiting a lot of blogs lately on testing / QC to find out what small businesses in other industries are using for their test management. It seems there is no industry standard tool there so leaders in these industries have their own in-house solutions (Excel spreadsheet or others). Maybe the reason is the unavailability of the tools. For the same reason, we’ve made our test case management tool to be easily used across various other industries. Our primary focus is still on IT industry but a features like custom fields in test cases means you can tailor our tool to your needs without the overhead of development costs.

So which other industries can use test management tools?

Basically any organization which develops a product knows they need a strict test management. Some examples:

  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture & Designing
  • Consulting
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Ofcourse, this is just a tip of iceberg!

    If you’re from a non-IT industry, please share your experience. We’d like to know any challenges you faced while managing QC process or any other facts which can enlighten others.