Test Management

Top 5 Reasons for Test Driven Development

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Drives simplification Simple short test cases validate core functionality. Thus, QA will be able to reduce defects throughout the system under test using Test Driven Development. This is a lifeline. Supports any software language Supports Java, C#, Ruby, Python and C. This helps developers establish confidence in utilising the framework across multiple platforms. It also brings developers closer to […]

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Independent Verification & Validation

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Difference between Verification and Validation Although these two terms are often used interchangeably in practice, they have distinct meanings. This is defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).   Verification “The evaluation of whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, requirement, specification, or imposed condition.”  In other […]

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The Cost of Defects

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QA / Testing has two purposes: Find Defects. Prove to Stakeholders that their product functions/performs as designed and meets an acceptable ‘level’ of quality. This ‘level’ is defined in the clients or projects test strategy and is dictated by the client’s appetite for ‘Risk’. In a waterfall SDLC project, functional end to end defects are […]

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7 Signs that you need to invest in your QA and Testing

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1. Defects in Production Finding critical defects, post deployment in a live environment, indicates that the testing carried out hasn’t tested the project requirements correctly.  This results in your Operations (Ops) team spending a large portion of their time and budget resolving or working around the defects. Applying hot fixes to a live environment is […]

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Software Waste and the Cost of Rework

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So many times it has been said: ‘To err is human’. ‘It is acceptable to make errors because we are only human’. Yes I agree this is true as long as we don’t have to pay for the mess. I once challenged the person who voiced this saying in a talk I delivered asking him […]

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Test Case Design and Quality

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When we engage with clients, a lot of effort and time is spent estimating and planning projects, getting the strategy right, getting the test data and environments set up and in place, ensuring users have access to systems and all the other tasks that the project requires to enable the testing to take place. But […]