Step by step: How to create an evolutionary organisation

Evo-Org Bird

As part of my blog series about our organisation principle Orga 4.0, I’d like to share some thoughts today about creating a company that is constantly changing its structure – an evolutionary organisation. All companies sooner or later go into large restructuring and change processes. These large, time-consuming processes become necessary when parts of the structure don’t work anymore, in order to keep the organisation healthy and prosperous. Once one of these changes has been completed, often the organisational structure becomes outdated and the whole thing starts all over again.

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Virtual Reality Testing and Its Issues

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Virtual reality is transforming the world around us. From gaming to cinema, virtual reality provides an unprecedented experience by placing the user in a literal world of fantasy. However, due to the level of immersion of VR, it is essential that there is a rigorous testing process before the device is released to the public. Arguably the most important aspect of VR testing is Quality Assurance. Unlike the testing of software and apps, VR involves a full body experience. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the functionality of the app and the comfortability of the user experience.

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Orga 4.0: From start-up to scale-up with a different organisational structure

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In the past years as a founder the growth of our company has brought some interesting challenges. One of them was communication in the company – it’s a big difference if you start with only three founders, then have a small team and ultimately work in several physical offices. Every step requires a different form of communication and I would like to share some learnings I have drawn from this experience.

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Like a group of friends: How to make smart decisions in a growing company

Decision Making

Today, I’d like to share some insights about decision-making. At Testbirds, this is the first of our four “principles of organisation” – which we call “Orga 4.0”. As we’ve grown, we’ve needed to consider how to maintain a flat hierarchy without compromising our ability to make decisions efficiently. Who should be the decision-maker? Is that always the responsibility of the founders? Surely not. Majority vote? Also not. Middle management? We don’t have it and we don’t believe in it (see my previous article on that). Instead, we asked ourselves how the best decisions are made: by having all the relevant information, being able to understand the consequences of your decisions and aiming for the best outcome for your team and the company as a whole.

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How Exploratory Testing Accelerates Agile

Guest blog post by Chelsea Frischknecht, Influencer Relations, Tricentis

It was J. R. R. Tolkien who wrote: ‘Not all those who wander are lost’ and this rings true when it comes to exploratory testing. Many in the industry believe exploratory testing is the future of manual testing – especially for Agile processes. And chances are you’re already doing exploratory testing – whether you call it that or not.

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The Nest Landing Page Tests – Development Insights

In our final instalment of The Nest Landing Page Tests series we come full circle and look at the changes the Testbirds Development team implemented using the insights our testers shared.

(From here forth the Development team shall be referred to as the Dev team)

Clients want their app, website or product tested for a multitude of reasons, from gaining an outside perspective of their app’s colour scheme to evaluation of their website’s transaction processes. After a redesign of the Nest landing page, it was ready to be launched. The Dev team wanted to make sure that nothing was missed internally, and the best way to see if something works is to put it in the hands of the end user. Which we did.

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The Nest Landing Page Tests – Tester Edition

At Testbirds, we connect businesses with their end users to help companies fine tune their products, find out what users really want, and deliver the highest quality and most user-friendly end product, whether it’s on a desktop or a smart home device.

And we practice what we preach, so we undertook two usability tests on our very own “Nest” landing page! To ensure our own platform’s user interface is doing what we intend it to do; provide the smoothest and easiest experience for users.

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