To avoid surprises at the very end of the implementation phase QA should become part of the development process. We believe that the best approach to meet client expectations is to establish:
Honest and frequent communication with the client
Clear requirements & smart change control
Short iterations and regular demos of the work already done
Connex adopts SCRUM/Agile in the majority of its projects. At the planning stage each user story contains a description of the functionality and acceptance criteria. We understand the value of having automated unit tests in place: early defect detection, reducing uncertainty in the units themselves, helping to refactor and extend code safely. All unit tests are integrated into Continuous Integration System and triggered once the application build is completed successfully.