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Building the Right Culture Within Your SQA Team[article]

The concept for development teams in a scrum environment is to be self-organizing, basically managing themselves and holding each other accountable. This poses the question: What do QA managers do with their time? For me, it’s always been about building the right culture—respecting those under you just as much as you respect those above you. It is about finding a way to manage your team without being directly involved with them.

Daniel Garay's picture Daniel Garay
Mobile App Taking Care of the User—Is Your Mobile App User-Friendly? All You Need to Know About Usability Testing[article]

Business owners and developers must keep in mind that modern users can be very picky and demanding, and they must do their best to meet all their users' expectations. The best way to solve this issue is to perform usability testing regularly.

Oleh Sadykow's picture Oleh Sadykow
Metamorphic Testing Metamorphic Testing[article]

Rapid change and adoption of new ideas are attributes we readily assign to engineering and high-tech. What was a novelty and special last year is old news today. And yet… have you ever heard of Metamorphic Testing?

Michael Stahl's picture Michael Stahl
Too Much Automation Too Much Test Automation[article]

Test automation can reach a point at which it is no longer supporting organizational goals. Martin Ivison examines four key causes for this unhealthy state and finds out that carefully chosen metrics and a holistic, adaptive, and risk-driven approach go a long way to prevent and remedy this problem.

Martin Ivison's picture Martin Ivison
Community Plans for Developing an Organizational Software Testing Community[article]

When author Zane Roett began a new Senior Manager test role in a new organization in 2019, he found that it became an important task to create and lead the development of a software test engineering professional community of practice (TCoP).

Zane Roett's picture Zane Roett
Business Engagement How the Right Business Engagement Can Lead to Transformation “Happy Ever After”[article]

Winning the hearts and minds of users should be a priority of business transformation from day one. This way the people who really know the day-to-day running of the business have the opportunity to ensure that the new system will meet their and the organization’s requirements when it’s delivered.

Antonio Nigrelli's picture Antonio Nigrelli
Film Reel The Testing Eight (Not Coming to a Movie Screen Near You)[article]

The Testing Eight is not the name of the latest Hollywood blockbuster but instead refers to eight testing fundamentals whose principles can be applied to any development methodology to ensure the quality of its deliverables.

 

Antonio Nigrelli's picture Antonio Nigrelli
Customer Experience How to Optimize Customer Experience Using Testing[article]

It is time to test the customer experience. If you test customer experience, you are likely to find out how customers behave at every step of their journey and what steps they never get to. Therefore, you will optimize stages that need improvement in the right order.

Luna Bell's picture Luna Bell
Using a Shared, Centrally Managed QA Environment vs. an Individual Environment: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Personal Experience[article]

Oleksandra Melnikova discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using shared vs individual test environments and provides the results of her survey intended to gather the preferences and reasoning from QA professionals.

Oleksandra Melnikova's picture Oleksandra Melnikova
Bottleneck The Test Data Bottleneck and How to Solve It[article]

Test data is one of the major bottlenecks in testing processes. By simplifying test data, we can solve this bottleneck by tackling four major challenges.

Maarten Urbach's picture Maarten Urbach
How to Make 100 Releases Per Day with Only 6 Quality Engineers[article]

Evgeny Tkachenko outlines how, at Wayfair, they are able to release code to production hundreds of times per day, with only six Quality Engineers.

Evgeny Tkachenko's picture Evgeny Tkachenko
Top 10 Top 10 Most-Read StickyMinds Articles of 2020[article]

Don't miss out on the top 10 most-read StickyMinds articles of the year. Topics covered include tools, approaches to testing, frameworks, and more.

Allison Scholz's picture Allison Scholz
seven Seven Essentials for DevOps Success[article]

The success of DevOps depends on the team’s ability to have the right mix of human judgment, culture, process, tools, and automation. Here are seven essentials to help you be cautious and prepare for your DevOps journey.

Jagadish Anandhan's picture Jagadish Anandhan
laptop What Are the Uses for a Vulnerability Scanner?[article]

Today's hyper-connected world calls for extreme vigilance and knowledge of the ever-present threat of cyberattacks. These cyberattacks typically exploit vulnerabilities to breach your networks. What better way to prevent these attacks than to conduct regular vulnerability scans?

Jordan MacAvoy's picture Jordan MacAvoy
Measurement Choosing the Right Testing Metrics[article]

Testing always looks to provide more information in order to have less uncertainty and better control over risk, but that information has to be analyzed carefully.

 

Federico Toledo's picture Federico Toledo

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