Have you asked yourself these questions as a client?
Output based pricing allows you to define and measure improvements that are mutually beneficial to you and your quality partner. Output based QA is different from outcome based models, because the latter relies on identifying and sharing the benefits based on the business case of the project.
An output based testing model relies on historical performance data for unit definition, performance and benchmark definition and continuous improvements. A simple maturity curve can be drawn as below:
An output based model encourages the partner to define a model based on units of work. The output / units of work are always measurable and converted in terms of quality, schedule and other SLAs.
The benefits work both ways. By working with units:
The savings on both sides can then be applied to process and capability improvements.
Read our whitepaper titled “Moving Towards an Output Based Testing & Pricing in QA” to learn more.