test management Questions

We use Team Foundation Server for development and testing. Our Director has told our scrum master to go to 1-week sprints AND remove testing tasks from the product backlog to change the definition of "Done". We could use a suggestion on how to ensure we get testing tasks assigned, and track their progress, when our only tools are TFS and Google Docs. Having been forced to use Google Docs to track testing in the past, I expect issues trying to share -- for instance -- a spreadsheet to do this. Tasks could be forgotten or missed. Updates may go uncommunicated.

By madhu mittal - July 27, 20154 Answers

Hi, I have 4 years of exp in oracle apps.but there is maternity gap of 6 years,want to work again.I am now interested in Testing.plz advise how to start it?

What is the difference between Test plan and Test strategey

I Have both VS2010 and VSTestProf 2013 installed.  When I get a work item H-links sent to me it opens in vs2010. IS there a setting I can set so that all links open in vs 2013 test Proffesional?

 

 

By QAE m - June 10, 20156 Answers

In terms of testing best practices, should Development Team have access to QA Database? If not, how do the developers troubleshoot/debug data related issue? 

We have defect management tool, not looking for that. Looking for test planning and manegement tool.

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

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