Can QA Contribute in Production Operation Testing for a Successful Software Release/Deployment?

Can QA Contribute in Production Operation Testing for a Successful Software Release/Deployment?

Production deployment starts with the first line of code: an application should be built to work in production infrastructure, could be deployed using existing process, be it CD or manual update and handle load expected in production. Even in almost ideal CD process with wide use of automation where it is possible, some human interaction might be required when it comes to changes to DB, build scripts or infrastructure with new release.

The Hidden Requirements: Exploring Emotions with Placebos

The Hidden Requirements: Exploring Emotions with Placebos

A placebo is designed and used primarily for psychological benefit. Things like sugar pills, elevator door close buttons, and office thermostats aim “to please”, rather than have any other, “real” effects. Now, consider a placebo in the context of software and testing. What if “pleasing” is the only intended and expected result? How can it be tested? What does a bug look like? And, do these ideas also apply to non-placebos that have other, “real” effects? In this workshop, we’ll explore placebos, nocebos, the placebo/nocebo response, illusion and locus of control, relativism, wants, needs, and expectations, and will connect it all to testing.

Testing your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Testing your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

In an increasingly hypothesis-driven product development world, experimenting with Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) is considered as a pragmatic approach towards building the eventual “1.0” product. MVPs allow the team to systematically validate its key hypotheses, and create a basis for making critical product decisions based on evidence from the field. In this webinar, we shall examine the theory behind testing your MVP and describe a few of the popular testing methods. We shall also consider real-life examples to illustrate the point.

The Art of Software Testing Standards

The Art of Software Testing Standards

Did you know there is a new software testing standard for the world, ISO29119? It was produced jointly by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the IEEE. The standard is a result of years of work by members of ten countries, with approval by members of...
Considering Test Estimation and Negotiation

Considering Test Estimation and Negotiation

What Is Estimation? Test estimation is a forecast of the projected cost and duration of testing which is agreed upon between the testers and enterprise which requires testing. It is a means for discerning information which will need to be fed back in to the business....
Practical Tips to ETL Testing

Practical Tips to ETL Testing

Big Data represents all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of businesses, but collecting it, cleaning it up, and storing it can be a logistical nightmare. According to the latest IDC research the big data technology and services market is showing a compound annual...
Scenario Testing: Four Tips on How to Manage Effectively

Scenario Testing: Four Tips on How to Manage Effectively

Testing software has always been complex. The minute you add more than a handful of features to any system, theoretical complexity sky rockets. All the buttons to click, links to follow, client browser versions, client bandwidth and what have you, will soon add up to...
Test Process Improvement

Test Process Improvement

Introduction: We have been doing software testing for quite a long time now. There are many organizations who have invested a considerable amount of time in their testing capabilities. How mature are those capabilities? Each organization has different set of processes...
Test Estimation

Test Estimation

We have executed many projects Large Projects, Small Projects etc. Sometimes we miss our testing deadlines because there is no defined criterion that is used to build our execution test plan. To help avoid missing our deadlines we have prepared these Test Estimation...