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Two identical airplanes performing a stunt in tandem 2 Ways to Standardize QA Practices

Testing can get complicated when each project is using a completely different toolset, language, and reporting status, with different measurements and formats. Testing is a reaction to context and what we encounter, so how we test cannot be standardized. What we can standardize is the stuff that surrounds the testing.

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Justin Rohrman
Testing team interlocking their hands in support Getting Support for the Tests You Need Done

It’s often hard for teams to get sufficient time and resources for the amount and quality of tests they think are needed. It’s like management wants testing done but at the same time doesn’t want to commit what’s needed to do it. If that's your case, look at the business side, rank priorities, and negotiate resources.

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Hans Buwalda
Train track going through the woods Get Your Defect-Tracking Database Back on Track

When defects are ignored or mismanaged, it can compromise the integrity of the defect-tracking database. When this happens, defects could go unfixed, or code fixes may not be verified by the production release. Before you can resolve a compromised defect-tracking database, you need to know how to recognize one.

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Richard Estra
Woman with her hand over her eyes looking into the distance It’s 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Defect Fix Is?

Have you ever had to ask whether your defect fix was deployed to a particular environment? You shouldn’t need to, because the answer should always be readily available. Having to request information on the status of your defect fix indicates inefficiencies and a lack of maturity within your organization’s process.

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Richard Estra
Test management tool showing tests passing 5 Ways Test Management Tools Help in Agile Environments

Test management tools help improve the efficiency of development and testing teams by prioritizing test cases, so it makes sense that they would appeal to companies that have adopted an agile methodology to enable quicker release cycles. Here are five ways test management tools make a difference in agile environments.

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Ray Parker
"No code" typed inside brackets Merging New Codeless Test Automation with Your Existing Code-Based Test Scripts

Adopting a codeless solution can be an amazing boost to quality, productivity, and tester career growth, but in most organizations, such test suites will have to be merged into existing code-based test scripts. To succeed, developers, testers, and management all should consider the differences between the two options.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Pie graph A Holistic View of Test Coverage

No single person on the team knows much about test coverage at a high level. Developers might understand it for parts of the code base they worked on. Testers might understand it for the last handful of features they tested. But neither is able to talk about test coverage in a meaningful way. We need a holistic view.

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Justin Rohrman
Test plan written out Rebuilding Your Test Strategy

If testing is taking awhile and a lot of bugs are getting into production, it's a good idea to review your entire test strategy. Spend some time understanding the current process and what testing is happening through the dev process—not what is outlined in a process wiki, but the work that actually happens.

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Justin Rohrman