Capgemini and Sogeti Launch 'The PointZERO® Vision'

             Capgemini and Sogeti Launch 'The PointZERO® Vision'

Integrated Quality Management puts Testing in a completely different

PR Newswire

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2012

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Capgemini Group, has launched
its first book in the PointZERO® series, which describes Capgemini and
Sogeti's joint vision for the development and maintenance of business
applications. The book details how in the future, testing will shift from a
separate activity towards being an integrated part of the application
lifecycle. This will cause functional and large parts of non-functional
testing like security and connectivity which traditionally occurs at the end
of the software development to be reassessed and integrated earlier in the


Creating 'fit for purpose' software is more important than ever before
The book also outlines how in today's digital age most organizations
increasingly communicate and transact with their customers and other
stakeholders online or via mobile devices, the business consequences and
reputational risk from disfunctional software has never been greater. However,
software that does not match the customers' expectations or meet the needs of
its end users is still developed by many organizations. The mismatch is often
only discovered at the very last minute. This can cause high cost write downs
from redundant development work, reputational damage for those involved in the
project and inevitably increases the time-to-market for application lifecycle

With PointZERO, Capgemini and Sogeti offer a realizable solution to these
challenges. It introduces new techniques and tools that are linked to
existing methodologies. PointZERO is a vision aimed at increasing business
success by parallel and step-by-step improvement across the application
lifecycle. Testing is no longer a separate activity at the end of the
application lifecycle. Instead quality supervision becomes an integrated part
of this cycle - from the very start.

The PointZERO Vision refers to doing things right from the very first moment
in the project, the point zero. In every activity of the application
lifecycle, software defects can be traced or even prevented, resulting in
shorter development cycles – and as a direct consequence, lower costs.
Significant cost savings can be achieved without having to compromise on the
level of business functionality, scalability or agility by applying existing
testing best practices such as TMap® a structured test management approach
developed by Sogeti. The PointZERO Vision shifts the business focus of the
development teams and management attention towards the activities earlier on
in the application lifecycle. This 'shift left' will cause quality measures to
be inbuilt at every stage. In short, traditional functional testing will no
longer be necessary at the end of the cycle.

"The research carried out for World Quality Report 2012-13 earlier this year
highlighted how Software Quality has continued to make steady progress on
repositioning itself further up the business value chain. The PointZERO
Vision further accelerates this transformation by embedding testing throughout
the application lifecycle – right from the outset of the project" says Michel
de Meijer, Global Leader, Testing Global Service Line, Capgemini Group. "As a
direct result, a large majority of functional defects can be found and
corrected early on the in the development cycle, contributing to significant
cost savings and a reduced time-to-market."

The PointZERO® Vision book is a first in a series of books on the development
and maintenance of business applications. The next book to be published will
take a closer look at the concept of "Quality Supervision".

Get the book as a paperback or eBook to download. Click here

About the authors:

Rik Marselis is regarded as one of Sogeti's most senior management consultants
in the field of quality and testing. He played an important role in
organizing quality and testing in various companies in different branches, by
making practical implementations of well-known methods and approaches. Rik
started his career over 30 years ago in software development and gradually
shifted to testing and quality management. He was author of many articles and
contributed to 12 books on software testing and quality management including
"Quality Supervision", "TPI NEXT" and "TMap NEXT BDTM". As a trainer and coach
Rik has worked together with numerous IT-professionals to further improve
their skills. Also Rik is an experienced presenter at conferences throughout

Ewald Roodenrijs is a member of the Research & Development team on testing
within Sogeti. Currently he's the Lead Evangelist on around PointZERO. Ewald
has been working on different test innovations like testing clouds,
model-based services, and using new media in testing. In the field as a
manager or consultant he's always been working in the 'grey' area between IT
and Business. In 2011 Ewald won the Capgemini/Sogeti Innovation Award in
Testing. He also co-authored books on quality and testing in IT. Ewald speaks
at conferences around the world, authored various national and international
articles in expert magazines and created various training courses.

About Capgemini and Sogeti
With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services. The
Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion. Together with its
clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that
fit their needs and drive the results they want.A deeply multicultural
organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the
Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore ®, its worldwide
delivery model.

Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., providing local
professional services. Sogeti brings together more than 20 000 professionals
in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and

Together Capgemini and Sogeti have developed innovative, business-driven
quality assurance (QA) and testing services, combining best-in-breed testing
methodologies (TMap® and TPI®) and the global delivery model, Rightshore®, to
help organizations achieve their testing and QA goals. The Capgemini Group has
created one of the largest dedicated testing practices in the world, with over
9,500 test professionals and a further 14,500 application specialists, notably
through a common center of excellence with testing specialists developed in

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PointZERO® and TMap® are registered trademarks of Sogeti, part of the
Capgemini Group.


Contact: Nicole Scrivner: Sogeti USA Marketing & PR Manager, +1-937-424-9487,
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