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NavigationArts Wins 3 Web Marketing Association Awards for our clients!

Solutions

Thinking Big

Clark Construction

Digital Innovation

Reimagining how our clients can do business in the digital world.

Thinking Small

University Website Design

Mobile & Responsive

A responsive design approach engages users wherever they are. Web. Tablets. Mobile.

User Experience

Left Brain

PFC Energy

Critical Thinking

User-centered digital strategies help our clients surpass their competition.

Right Brain

National Aquarium

Immersive Design

Exciting and memorable visual experiences guide users through digital channels.

Technology

Sitecore

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Certified Partner

NavArts is one of only 7 Sitecore partners in the USA with 4 or more certifications.

Drupal

Drupal 7 Content Management

Open-Source

NavArts brings proven process and UX skills to the popular open-source platform.

our work

Case Study

Marriott

Marriott International

Multisite design creates seamless booking across more than 3,000 properties.

Design

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Portfolio

Cutting-edge design to revolutionize the world of user experience.

Insights

Content Guide

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Give content as much attention as the design, code and testing of your site.

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Quality Assurance

"We implement rigorous processes to ensure the highest possible quality in all of our engagements. We know how to be dynamic and innovative, and when to use tactical shortcuts to achieve strategic advantage."

Ted Smith, Chief Operating Officer


Quality Assurance and Testing

NavigationArts delivers quality assurance (QA) throughout an IT project lifecycle using a disciplined framework of reviews, audits, and tests. By employing established and recognized industry best practices, NavigationArts ensures that all testing phases are planned and executed through standard, repeatable processes tailored to specific client environments and resource constraints. The result is a fully operational, high quality and valuable website or system, compliant with all business requirements and expectations.

Our QA lifecycle extends from the initial master test plan, created to outline and confirm all roles, permissions, environments, tools, data and content, and schedules and methods that will be included during all testing activities. QA activities include creating test cases and scripts, aligned with the website or system design and are fully traceable back to business and system requirements. Early test planning and scoping frequently relies on web prototypes developed to confirm visual and user interaction requirements.

Beyond individual program unit or component testing, most NavigationArts system and software testing includes functional or package-level testing (per business task or activity), and then more comprehensive system and process integration, performance and other end-to-end testing scenarios. Integration tests are coordinated among system and process owners as necessary, reflecting any interface standards, agreements or terms of service developed between the participants. This includes service level agreements for 3rd-party hosting services such as server and security management, network access and monitoring, and web content storage.

Regression testing occurs at every stage of code or release promotion, to the extent required to ensure environment and system stability. Test cycles are also run as necessary to ensure usability, accessibility and that platform compatibility requirements are met – including broad web browser and mobile device compatibility.

Our QA processes frequently intersect with those that already exist in a client or third-party hosting environment, and normally include extensive user acceptance testing – i.e., engaging end users in real-life, multi-sensory scenarios to confirm the requirements of the IT solution are fully met.

Best practices include relevant IEEE standards and guidelines, such as:

  • IEEE Standard 829-2008
  • SEI’s Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
  • ISO quality management (ISO 9001-2008)

Assurance Blog

Patricia Varieur

LEAN on Quality Assurance

Feb 11, 2014

Many companies are looking to lean software delivery methods to help improve product quality and productivity, reduce cost, and eliminate waste.

Patricia Varieur
Quality Assurance Test Architect