test management

Agile Testers Shouldn’t Be Enablers

Testing has often been seen as the final stage of creating an application. Since we weren’t shifting testing left as much as we do today, a great deal of work was thrown on the testing team at the very end of an exhausting project cycle. But testers shouldn’t be seen as the last line of defense.

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Josiah Renaudin
world clocks The Importance of Testing in Conjunction

While it is important to have distinction between testing efforts to maintain specialization and core subject matter expertise, having overlap in test efforts—testing in conjunction—is becoming a common practice.

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Rajini Padmanaban
team meeting Why Testers and Developers Don’t Have to Be on the Same Page

Since software development is highly subjective in nature, different thought processes and assumptions between development and testing teams can positively impact applications and lead to a more successful, well-rounded product. It might not seem like it at the time, but there’s value to dissonance.

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Josiah Renaudin
Start here Where to Begin with Test Automation

Most test teams want to try automation for some tasks in order to be more efficient, but it can be daunting. If you are wondering where to start automating, the answer is usually as close to the code as you can possibly get. The farther you get from the code, the more you expose yourself to issues.

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Justin Rohrman
Master test plan Reviving the Master Test Plan in the Age of Agile

In the competitive environment of delivering software more quickly, many teams have abandoned detailed test plans. Michael Sowers argues for bringing back the overarching master test plan—not to have more documentation, but for the questions, creative test designs, and critical thinking the planning brings.

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Michael Sowers
Examining user acceptance testing When User Acceptance Testing Isn’t

User acceptance testing is a great way to find issues that will matter to your customers before you release your product—but that's only if you're performing it correctly. Are you aware of what user acceptance testing entails (and what it doesn't)? Are you sure your team is clear on these goals, too?

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Dawn Haynes
Choosing the Right Agile Testing Tool for Your QA Team

To be truly effective, QA teams have to choose the right agile testing tools for their needs and ensure that it has the required features to ensure quality and bolster testing efforts. Sanjay Zalavadia outlines a few things to consider as you search for the best solution for your QA team.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Future of Testing

Agile has fundamentally changed the way we talk about testing. However, something that isn’t discussed as often, yet might be just as critical to the future direction of the industry, is artificial intelligence. In the world of testing, it’s easy to see how AI can be exceptionally useful.

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Josiah Renaudin