Global 2000 organizations are increasingly being pitted against nimble startups set on disrupting their industry. Accelerating application delivery is a key part of maintaining a competitive advantage, but it’s hard for enterprise organizations to keep pace. They’re burdened by everything from complex application stacks
(including mainframes, packaged applications, and decades-old custom applications as well as modern interfaces), to deeply-entrenched processes built for dramatically different delivery models, to strict compliance requirements. At times, it can seem like you’re competing in the Tour de France while towing a child in a bike
All too often, it’s testing that’s holding back the speed of application delivery—specifically, lack of a mature
Continuous Testing practice that provides near real-time feedback on whether the application has an acceptable
level of business risk. Nobody doubts that Continuous Testing is essential. But making it a reality is a challenge in any development environment, and it’s an especially pointed pain in enterprise environments with all the burdens and baggage mentioned above.
Here’s a look at 3 of the challenges enterprises commonly face when trying to implement an effective Continuous
Testing practice—and how top organizations have solved them.