Advisory and Consulting Services

Advisory and Leadership Roles

Paul has a track record in providing advisory services to executives and practitioners in the software field. He is currently a member of the TestPlant Technology Advisory Board, for example. Paul was the founding Chair of the ISEB Testing Certification scheme through which hundreds of thousands of testers have acquired a qualification. He was a member of the working Party that created the first general-purpose Testing Standard BS 7925. He was the Programme Chair for the Testing and Finance Conference in 2011 and for the 2014 EuroSTAR Conference. He is the Founder and Host of the UK Test Management Forum and Linkedin Group.

Our Consulting Approach

We have delivered testing services since 1992 and have gained a reputation for innovative independent thinking based upon an honest open relationships with clients. Our clients tend to have difficult or unusual problems that involve issues of scale, culture, technical strategy or implementation, for example. These cannot usually resolved using simple off the shelf solutions.

Free Diagnosis Workshop

Assignments are usually initiated with a FREE Diagnosis Workshop. We offer to spend a half-day with the right people in your company to explore the problem you have or to figure out a way to solve it. You might have a project that needs a strategy or resources or perhaps there's a quality problem or you want to reduce your dependence on manual testing and use more tools; you might be transitioning to a DevOps regime and need your testers to get more technical.

If we are able to help, we will prepare a costed proposal for services to support your goals.

What we Offer

Every assignment is different, but the pattern we tend to follow is:

  • Given a clear understanding of the problem, we will provide an honest and comprehensive appraisal of your current situation.
  • We will identify a range of practical, viable opportunities for improvement, transformation or change of direction.
  • We will provide a roadmap for implementation and a costed implementation plan,
  • We will support the implementation through coaching, mentoring and advice, and/or provide an assurance role to ensure implementation goes smoothly.