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Sign with an arrow pointing toward the word "Strategy" Figuring Out Your Regression Testing Strategy

When your application is scheduled to go to production, the development team may be asked what their regression testing strategy is. This is a perfectly reasonable question, but a lot of people have a hard time answering it. Don't overcomplicate it. Analyze your process, look at the other testing, and put it together.

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Justin Rohrman
Stack of product boxes Why You Should Treat Tests as Products

There's a case for treating some of your tests as products—project deliverables in their own right, created as a business investment. "Productizing" tests can show their value to management, but more importantly, it can help them contribute more effectively to the development lifecycle. Here are four steps to consider.

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Hans Buwalda
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