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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
Graphic of cloud-connected devices 4 Reasons to Use Cloud Testing for Digital Transformation

Cloud computing makes data access more reliable and efficient, with less administration effort required, so testing in the cloud can accelerate your digital transformation. This helps guarantee quality and decrease time to market. Here are four more reasons to consider cloud testing for your digital transformation.

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Ray Parker
People applauding near a medal saying "2018" Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2018

Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik
Icon showing the phases of continuous testing Continuous Testing Is Not Automation

Many people confuse continuous testing with test automation. That makes sense, because you cannot do continuous testing without automated tests. But it is much more. Continuous testing has a higher-level maturity that could require a totally different way of working—but it also gives a faster path to production.

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Adam Auerbach
man carrying bag of debt How Are You Managing Your Test Debt?

Just as debt can be good and bad in everyday life (such as a home mortgage), debt in the engineering world can also be good and bad. This applies to quality engineering as well—with good and bad test debt. As testers, how do we create a balance and stay at the right test-debt quotient?

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Rajini Padmanaban
Bug in a circle with a line through it Stop Hoarding Bugs and Clean Up Your Backlog

Many testing organizations have bugs sitting in their bug-tracking tool gathering dust. The issues aren't high-priority enough to fix immediately, but no one wants to close them because they might get around to fixing them eventually. This is a hoarder mentality! You need to organize and declutter your bug backlog.

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Jerry Penner
Two grain silos Testing Centers of Excellence and the Return of Silos

Testing centers of excellence aim to be R&D labs for software testing, experimenting, and innovating new testing techniques and then piloting them on projects and analyzing the results. But that's not always the reality. Some CoEs merely isolate testers, taking a step back to the days of silos. What's your experience?

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John Tyson
Computer dashboard showing metrics, photo by Carlos Muza The Testing Practices and Metrics That Really Matter in Agile and DevOps

Scaled agile and DevOps change the game for software testing. It’s not just a matter of accelerating testing; it’s also about fundamentally altering the way we measure quality. The test outcomes required to drive a fully automated release pipeline are dramatically different from the ones most teams measure today.

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Wayne Ariola