Is a Free Test Management Tool Worth it?
Organizations continue to cut back on resources while increasing the demands for high performing software. When budgets are shrinking, the appeal of a free or homegrown test management tool drastically increased. On paper, a tool like this sounds perfect - the tool can be configured to match the exact needs of QA and development and costs are minimal, but the desire to save can cost you in the long run.
Internally creating a test management system flies in the face of the principles laid out by one of the more prominent software development methods to emerge in recent years. With resources already stretched thin, you can't afford to burdening QA management and developers with the additional, arduous task of creating an in-house solution that will only slow operations down. The deep functionality and available support for enterprise quality tools make them a strategic investment for any software project team.
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