Using Test Consultants

We have decided to write a series of articles to explain the benefits, the disadvantages and the common misconceptions regarding the use of test consultants in the software development industry.

Before going into any details, we should first understand what a Test Consultant is.
A Test Consultant is a professional that is focusing on objectively measuring and evaluating the quality level of a software product and advising project managers regarding further actions needed before a product goes live. Test Consultants may be specialized in test management, performance, security, usability, automation or functional testing, on mobile devices software, or applications specific to a particular platform etc. They may belong to organizations that do software (test) consultancy or they can be independent consultants (working on their own).
We will structure the series into 4 different articles: …

Who is Altom?

Owners
The recently formed company has three owners: Raluca (will be referred to as Ru), Oana and me (Alex).

Reason
After working as employees or freelancers for different companies (from small to multinationals), in four countries (Romania, US, Finland and UK), we decided to build our own small company, based in Romania, and put in practice all the things we have learned since we started working.
Our goal is to implement the things we learned and liked, and do our best to avoid things we disliked when it comes to both customers and employees.

Services
We will not try to reinvent the wheel, we’ll just do what we do best: manage and perform software testing related activities.