development lifecycles Questions

After 20 years of leading AD teams, I'll be transitioning into leading my companies shared software QA team.  This is a very large company (Fortune 50) where IT budgets are determined by LOB.  The AD teams own the budgets and allocate funds to shared QA org.  Our annual planning cycle starts in July and closes in November for the subsequent year.  The problem is multi-faceted:

  1. As part of annual planning the AD teams are not allocating or under allocating $ to support QA
  2. QA leadership needs to beat the bushes for $ to support IT projects (e.g. allocate $ to our resource role)
  3. Constantly battling for money means the only resources supported are the ones specifically budgeted to support testing a new development project - we can't build a center of expertise, invest in tools, take training, improve processes, and ultimately improve quality due to funding contraints.

Are there any best practices in defining a standard allocation model?  For example, X% of AD budget funds core QA resources (FTE, Key Consultants - including resources for CoE) and Y% funds project related work.  Internally we're calling this a "blended model".  

All thoughts are appreciated.

Hello,

 

Iam new to this site and found it very useful. I have worked as a software tester for 7 years  and would like to return to the testing market again after a gap of 2 years from the industry as my child is young.

I have worked on Agile methodologies and some scripting in ruby (basic knowledge) with Cucumber.

I would like to learn few technologies and an automation tool before I start looking for jobs. Please advice me what scripting langauge and automation tools I should focus on.

Since I have a gap of 2years I would like to gain skills before I start giving interviews.

Please help!

Dektop application automation tool for testing

We are using two Separate bug tracking tools (one for the core product and one for customisations). We want to merge them together because

1) we are finding that our customers need fixes before our core dept gets them merged into the core product

2) many bugs are fixed in the core product and our customers have not or choose not to upgrade. Often they don't know which build has the fix.

3) there is duplicate effort in both departments

Both teams are using Scrum 

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After Dot Net Framework 4.0 to 4.5 was updated.

Few threads was missing & now it was blank. The same is available in database but webpage displaying as blank

Did anybody came across this issue, let me know

 

Who can tell about his practical experience to work in a Agile and DevOps environment? You can for example think of questions like below:

  • What were for example the general advantages and disadvantages?
  • How was the relationship/atmosphere within the team?
  • Which was more succesfull at the end?
  • What do you prefere and why?
By Kurien Koshy - November 10, 20141 Answer

What are the different kinds of standard metrics that needs to be considered for a product at different stages including during inhouse testing and after release of the product to the Clients.

Suggestions and input welcome

 

Application software deliverable get's delayed due to Developer's or Tester's in IT industries? 

Which are the valuable charts or process guidelines to measure this ?

I want to work my research work in "Defect identification through grey box approach", kindly guide me that in which dimension i should work?? 

 

I need interview questions for 2 plus years experiance in testing.

I have done manual as well as Automation(selenium) tesing.

 

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