test management Questions

By Jackie Walker - April 29, 201512 Answers

We currently have our test cases in Excel and our test cases are hard to manage. Can onyone recommend a good management tool.

Thanks,

Jackie W.

 

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 

I recently heard about an open source tool called "One Tool". It is basicalled a defect management tool. Need more details on it. Can someone help? You may point to any links that should be fine too.

 

Thanks

I work in the healthcare industry and we are looking to bring a tool in-house for automation. Currently our billing application is done in Java Swing and I have found capatibility issues using Selenium against Swing, but not sure about QTP or TestComplete.

Any insight on the better of the two and why would be incredibly helpful. Thank you in advance.

 

JMAX

In our Organization we are planning to set up a Mobile Application Lab. Could you please help me in identifying the needs of the lab and its maintainance

  • Devices and equipments required (Mobiles of different platforms,tablets,macbook,kindle,sim cards with 2G and 3G, wifi, lan connection)
  • Emulators/ Cloud requirement
  • Lab security Maintainence
  • Set up requirements and maintenance.

 

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?

For example, there could be multiple outputs for one input depending state of the application or one input can have only one output also. 

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