What Is Next for Functional QA Managers

June 20, 2018 0

With the rapid implementation of Agile development in most IT environments, the traditional roles of functional QA managers are changing. Testing is now the responsibility by the product team; day-to-day testing tasks and accountabilities are largely owned by the product team and defect status is discussed on a quick daily meeting. But yet all of the testing personnel report into the QA Manager from an organizational viewpoint.

Introducing TestLodge

April 23, 2018 0

Test management is an essential activity for software testing. The software development teams need to have a central repository to store the test plans, test cases and test results that will provide input for the bug tracking system. In this article, Scott Sherwood presents TestLodge, a test management tool that allows you to manage your test plans, test cases and test runs with ease.

High Cost and High Value Tests

March 1, 2018 0

There is a value in writing tests and there is also a cost. The currency is time. The trade-offs are difficult to evaluate in software testing because cost and value are often seen by different people. The writer of the test bears much of the short term cost while long term benefits and cost are borne by the rest of the team.

Accelerate Projects with Test Environment Management

February 13, 2018 0

The management of test environments is an area mostly neglected in software development projects. In this article, Niall Crawford discusses the basic requirements of test environment management and explains the benefits this activity provides.

Code Coverage as a Predictor of Test Suite Effectiveness

January 31, 2018 0

Learn about the effectiveness of coverage as a technique for evaluating quality of test suite. This presentation shows the utility of coverage by considering its correlation with mutation score, and also shows that coverage is a significant defense against bugs. It also critiques the effectiveness of mutation score as a criteria for test suite quality.

A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps

January 8, 2018 0

DevOps is currently a trendy approach in software development. The DevOps world mixes the Development and the Operation concepts, but where does software testing find its place in this new approach? This is the topic of the book “Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps” by Katrina Clokie.

Bug Metrics and Incident Management

December 11, 2017 0

The main result of software testing activities is finding bugs that are also called defects or incidents. Besides correcting them, what could you do with the information that they provide? In this extract from her book “Guide to Advanced Software Testing”, Anne Mette Hass discusses how you can define and use metrics from your bug tracking activities to better understand your software testing efforts and software development process.

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