Software quality pays off in the long term

When innovative business ideas fail owing to countless bugs and bad decisions, not only do good ideas fall by the wayside, resources are wasted unnecessarily. Intelligent quality assurance combats this effectively and increases the ability to act.

Professional, standardised test management thereby not only increases the quality of a software product, it also contributes significantly to reducing project costs.

Conscious control of software quality

Failures can be avoided by strategically adopting tried-and-trusted quality assurance measures such as performance tests. Every bbv quality assurance strategy involves an intelligent combination of models, methods and test automation. And for good reason, as this allows the desired quality level to be controlled consciously.

Innovation workshops

From idea to business case. The innovation workshops provide a forum for us to develop business ideas with you relating to technological and methodological trend topics.

Innovation Workshops

Quality begins with the right mindset

bbv’s software developers are professional in their respective disciplines and their mindset is always to deliver top-class work. After all, achieving above-average performance demands constant awareness of the impact of quality-related decisions.

In addition, our teams have to be able to assess the situation and the objectives precisely in order to choose the correct methodical, technical and organisational measures. Our Software Development Quality map summarises the wealth of successful strategies for achieving optimum quality assurance with the bbv seal of approval.

BBV

Rolf Blattmann

Senior Testmanager

Efficient test management for an SBB Intranet project

Efficient test management for an SBB Intranet project

The SBB Intranet is the main channel for internal communication. Apart from comprehensive information, it also includes many self-service offers and a variety of specific SBB applications. The new “OneIntranet” project was to replace old individual portals and standardise them under a new design. bbv supported SBB with its testing know-how.

Success Story

More efficient testing with tool-based automation

Certainty in power supply: Switchgear installations must fulfil the strictest requirements. The software components developed by bbv resulted in significantly increased testing efficiency at ABB thanks to automated test planning, implementation and documentation. This also had a positive impact on employee motivation.

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Bernd Heisterkamp, Head of Technical Support, Substation Automation & Protection, ABB Schweiz AG

bbv supported us reliably from evaluation through to the roll-out of HPE-ALM. We can use the tool efficiently and therefore increase the quality of our systems.

Quality-assured energy measurement data feeds

High-quality measurement data feeds are the basis for efficient energy data management. BKW-FMB Energie AG rolled out a new metering system for this purpose. bbv supported the migration in terms of quality assurance and optimisation of the processes involved in recording and processing measurement data.

Success Story

Poster in cockpit style on the topic of performance testing

Scalability and performance play a major role when users in their thousands rather than hundreds are using cloud applications. Visually very appealing, the poster in cockpit style illustrates all important aspects relating to performance testing from a business, process and technical perspective.

Poster
Poster on agile project management with bbv

Poster on agile project management with bbv

This printable poster in PDF format contains the relevant processes, bulleted key points and important interdependencies that are especially relevant in bbv’s view for implementing agile projects. Simply pin on the wall to have all key aspects quickly at a glance always.

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Booklet: Software development for mobile applications, UX and testing

Booklet: Software development for mobile applications, UX and testing

When setting out to develop mobile applications, a variety of platforms, device types and development environments have to be examined and various user interfaces considered. This 80-page booklet provides an excellent overview of all of the relevant aspects of software development for mobile platforms.

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Booklet: Ensuring software quality in agile projects

Booklet: Ensuring software quality in agile projects

Shortened time-to-market and high software quality can be achieved with agile software development and sophisticated test methods and concepts. This booklet uses ten different test concepts to describe in detail how test planning and implementation might look and how to handle critical situations.

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Booklet: Quality-driven development in brownfield projects

Booklet: Quality-driven development in brownfield projects

Many long-term projects (also in the embedded sphere) become increasingly complex over time as maintenance, verification, troubleshooting and adaptations become ever more intricate and susceptible to error. This 48-page booklet shows that it makes absolute sense to also use agile principles in brownfield projects with quality-driven development (QDD/TDD).

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Software Development Quality Map

Software Development Quality Map

The map covers more than 80 topics in relation to software quality, arranged figuratively in eight countries. Readers can follow the orange route or explore the countries under their own steam.

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More flexibility and new business opportunities

More flexibility and new business opportunities

bbv supported the insurer LV 1871 in updating the tariff software “TSW”, which is used to create offers for customers, and assisted the customer in building a modern and lean CI pipeline.

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Successful deployment of automated regression tests

Successful deployment of automated regression tests

Extensive tests are needed to ensure the existing functionality with each software release. Swisscom Directories AG wanted to automate this process. Thanks to bbv’s support, a solution was implemented without delay, which offers seamless functionality.

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Development of a device for detecting cervical cancer

Development of a device for detecting cervical cancer

An analysis device was to be developed swiftly for the HPV virus in order to diagnose cervical cancer at an early stage. Thanks to agile software development and test-driven development, bbv was able to fulfil the ambitious goal and deliver high-quality software. The C# development relied on the existing customer framework for the solution.

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Practical cheat sheet on clean architecture principles and methods

Practical cheat sheet on clean architecture principles and methods

A software architecture includes the higher-level structure of a software system, the discipline to create such structures and the documentation of these structures. It describes all components and relations. The cheat sheet helps to construct such architectures with more than 15 thematic lists and a total of more than 90 tips.

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Development of a new embedded software architecture for Thermoplan

Development of a new embedded software architecture for Thermoplan

Improved control software for a new generation of coffee machines was needed to fulfil all of the customer’s wishes. bbv developed the software together with Thermoplan using cutting-edge technologies and methods and trained the employees in parallel. bbv was able to offer its extensive knowledge of embedded Linux, continuous integration, unit tests and agile software development.

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