The majority of project managers expect testing and tagging to be done within the scope of the project, but many project managers fail to understand this requirement. The typical mistake is to think that testing and tagging will be done when the time comes for the first status check. But, testing and tagging will only be done when it is absolutely necessary.
The critical risk to project success is the loss of information to identify the areas that are ripe for improvement and which will allow a change to occur over a long term success. All other aspects of the project can remain in place for a very long time if there is no meaningful testing and tagging on the site.
Since we are talking about the future and planning for the future, it is crucial that testing and tagging are done at the beginning of the project, so that the planning phases can continue throughout the project. Also, testing and tagging on the site immediately prior to the first status check will allow the project manager to be more successful by linking the testing and tagging information with the status and progress of the project.
Testing and tagging will help project managers control costs. Because testing and tagging are expensive, it is best to do it before the project starts. Since the first test is not necessarily the one that you want to have on your end, it is better to save some money by having the other tests done in advance of the testing and tagging that you choose to have.
You will also want to be sure that you are able to analyze the environmental contamination on the site at the start of the project. If there is environmental contamination, it will cost money to resolve and you will want to be sure that you have all the testing and tagging done before you get into the fixing stages of the project.
Test automation can also help the project. This will help in the planning and post-processing of the test results so that they are fully analyzed and ready for use. With the testing and tagging work being done in advance, it will be much easier to prepare the data for the end-user testing and integration.
Test automation does not mean the same thing as testing and tagging, though. Some testing and tagging systems actually automate the testing process.
There are different environments to test on that you will want to analyze. These will be areas such as:
The levels of integration are going to be different when testing and tagging are used. When it is the testing and tagging process, all of the data and information are going to have to be loaded up so that it can be analyzed quickly.
When it is the testing and tagging process, there will be an opportunity to customize the environment. So, you are going to want to be sure that you are using the tools that you can to customize the environment so that you can analyze them quickly and easily.
In testing and tagging, there is an opportunity to do this, but there is another opportunity that you have. When you are setting up the environment, you are not going to have all of the software that you need to know. You are not going to have the type of hardware that you need for your work.
So, you will want to be sure that you have software that you can adapt that is flexible enough to be able to handle the environment that you are going to need to know how to test and tag. You will also want to have some spare hardware in the future that you can install if you decide to modify the environment for the testing and tagging process.