Continuous Delivery

3 Barriers to Continuous Delivery

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What is Continuous Delivery? Continuous Delivery is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles. This ensures that this software can be reliably released at any time. Sounds pretty great, right? New features can be added quickly and there is always a usable release ready to go. So why are only […]

Retail

Black Friday and the Increasing Importance of Mobile Testing

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Christmas shopping season has well and truly started. Stats from Black Friday show that more consumers are skipping bricks and mortar stores for shopping online. We’ve talked about the importance of making sure a site can handle the increase in traffic that Black Friday brings, but we also need to talk about the importance of […]

Tool Box

How much do you plan to invest in QA?

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According to the 2016 State of Testing Report, 66% of IT organisations report that Quality Assurance Budgeting is a challenge for them. The biggest challenge I hear is: “how much should I allocate for testing/QA?”. My usual response to this (based on my 20 years of experience successfully managing hundreds of QA efforts) is plan to invest […]

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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 […]