AppLabs to host a Webinar on Governance, Management and Testing in an Outsourced Model

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AppLabs to Offer Live 30 min Webinar Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:00 am ET

AppLabs, the world's largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company, today announced that it will host a live Webinar entitled 'Governance, Management and Testing in an Outsourced Model.' The thirty-minute event will take place on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST / 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT / 8.30 PM - 9.00 PM IST.

As more and more organizations use outsourced partners to deliver the design, build and testing of business solutions, the major challenges they generally face are:

  • Agreeing the roles and responsibilities for each partner organization
  • Establishing who will test the solutions provided at each stage of the lifecycle and who will integrate and accept them into the business
  • Understanding what metrics and quality measures need to be in place to ensure the partners add value to your business
  • Defining contracts and commercial models that put the onus on service providers to deliver against these
  • Managing and governing the testing deliverables and services against these contracts

In the webinar, host Ian Londesbrough, Principal Consultant of AppLabs will take a candid look at how an organization should consider structuring their contracts, which will help assimilate testing to match the business objectives. The host will also give some strong recommendations on what and who to govern and how.

This Webinar will provide critical information to people in the following roles:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Line of Business Manager
  • Vendor Manager
  • Sourcing Professional

To register for the Webinar please visit

Profile of Ian Londesbrough:
Ian Londesbrough is a Principal Consultant at AppLabs. He is an inspirational thought leader and presenter who regularly speaks at conferences (e.g. ICSTest, National Outsourcing Association, EuroSTAR 2007, Butler Group, IEEE ICST 2008.), at Universities and to large multinational organizations on the 'people and organizational' aspects of testing and the importance of testing as a quality governance and assurance imperative. Ian's insight into why the business should own testing will challenge the status quo and provide thought provoking ideas.

About AppLabs:
AppLabs is the world's largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Clients include American Airlines, Experian, JP Morgan, VocaLink and National Australia Bank amongst others. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and the Europe. For more information, visit


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