Life Sciences IT Needs New Thinking

Life Science Quality Needs New Thinking

Many of these companies continue with traditional waterfall software development lifecycle methodologies where the software is checked for quality after a long development cycle. After the testing, fixes, and retesting, the software is validated typically by the Compliance Unit, who then perform an audit on the quality, typically reviewing the tests and outcomes against certain standard operating procedures (SOPs).  

Time to Work Differently

Over the past 10 years, SDLC methods have been changing.  IT organizations that once had quarterly software releases are now being challenged by their business partners to step up the release frequencies. Weekly, daily, and hourly updates are now common among progressive IT organizations following a process called “Continuous Integration”, or CI. 

Continuous Integration ties into a development process known as DevOps (Development / Operations) where IT gets back to basics of a IT / Business partnership. Things that are old are new again as it’s up to a business owner to work closely with an IT partner to work together in step creating small sets of functionality based on cases the business prioritizes.

Businesses need to be nimble, adaptive or what’s commonly referred to as “agile”. Agile software delivery methodologies are the predominant methods changing how software is built and delivered.

T3 Consortium has worked closely with those in the life sciences, retail, telecom, and healthcare business areas helping to transform how