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. At bbv, our 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

Micha Brandenberger

Service Unit Manager

bbv Switzerland

+41 41 429 01 92
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.

Success Story
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
Practical cheat sheet on clean code principles and implementation

Practical cheat sheet on clean code principles and implementation

The best method for making the fewest possible errors in developing software is to write clean program source code or clean code. The clearly laid out and densely packed two-page cheat sheet offers developers numerous tips, lists, tricks, do’s and don’ts as well as practical instructions so that their code stays as clean as possible.

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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: Introduction to continuous integration

Booklet: Introduction to continuous integration

This 28-page booklet clarifies the intentions pursued with continuous integration. It highlights the requirements to be fulfilled for implementation, explains the typical processes of this agile software development method and illustrates how a sample continuous integration environment is structured.

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Better quality and faster time-to-market through efficient business analysis

Better quality and faster time-to-market through efficient business analysis

bbv supported SBB in updating the further development of the «Baustellenassistent» tool, which is used for planning and scheduling construction and infrastructure projects.

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Use of agile testing methods for improved quality and cost control

Use of agile testing methods for improved quality and cost control

The use of scrum methods in software development necessitates a major shift in testing too, since testing in agile projects differs significantly from classic testing. bbv supported Swisscom by providing agile test experts and achieved a higher test quality.

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Smart Building Transformation with BIM Insel Group

Smart Building Transformation with BIM Insel Group

For a modern medical infrastructure, the construction projects of the Insel Group use a «Data Quality Control Center» with BIM data hub. bbv developed the solution for highest planning reliability and data quality.

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Developing and testing mobile cross-platform apps faster with Xamarin

Developing and testing mobile cross-platform apps faster with Xamarin

Abraxas Informatik AG developed the Tell Tax app for the Canton of Valais. This app is used to digitalise tax documents quickly and securely. bbv helped the customer to set up the new development platform in Xamarin and test the app, and also trained the employees.

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Booklet: Agile software development for embedded systems

Booklet: Agile software development for embedded systems

Implementing agile principles for developing embedded software remains a challenge. This 30-page booklet summarises the experience of bbv Software Services with hardware-related development of software, in particular, and provides embedded developers with ideas and tips for their “agile everyday”.

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Practical cheat sheet on clean TDD and ATDD

Practical cheat sheet on clean TDD and ATDD

Anyone who has to write and execute lots of tests in agile environments will find useful ToDo lists, principles, patterns and tips for avoiding problems in this cheat sheet. The highlight of the cheat sheet is the TDD-TDD test cycle graphic, which uses a sophisticated decision tree to guide users through the test cycle.

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