6 Most Common Reasons You Should Adopt Agile in Your Organization (Part 1)

Welcome to the short series of articles explaining End to End process of adopting agile in a software organization.

It is not just about presenting the theory behind agile in a novel style. Rather, the intent is to focus on the entirely practical aspects of agile process adoption by any software organization.

What you will learn in this free ‘Agile Adoption’ Course:

  1. Reasons for Agile Adoption
  2. Is Agile feasible for you?
  3. Groundwork for successful Agile journey
  4. Cultivating Agile in your organization

Today, let’s start with part 1 – Reasons for Agile adoption. Continue reading →

Getting Started with Incident Tracking and Management in Software Testing (Sample Templates Included)

In today’s article we are going to learn all about the “Incident Tracking and management” Process – How to track and manage incidents in Software Testing with sample templates.

Are you thinking- “STH has published a lot of content on defect/bug tracking, so how is this going to be different”? That is exactly the reason why we have to look at what we mean by incident first. Continue reading →

A 6-Step Guide To Handle Client Calls Effectively as a QA Team Member

The last thing that we do on any day in most projects and companies is making it through the client calls.

Client calls are an integral and important part of how work gets coordinated and communication channels are kept open in IT teams.

Client calls are fun when they are short and the tasks are on track and the client’s expectations are met. When that’s not the case, client calls can lead to lot of anxiety, angst, disappointment and demotivation. Continue reading →

Multivariate Testing and A/B Testing Simplified: How to Test Webpage Optimization Techniques

There are many websites and applications that we often use. While we use them, we probably do not pay a lot of attention on how the website came to be its current version- on the other hand, if something does not seem right, we probably will never visit the site/app back again.

The question is – What does it take to get “it” right?

The “it” most often is the functionality – which we have rock solid QA processes to test and evaluate. But the “it” also Continue reading →

The Art of Bug Reporting: How to Market and Get Your Bugs Fixed?

Why there is a need for Marketing a Bug?

The first things that come to my mind as I start writing this article are the words of Cem Kaner“The best tester isn’t the one who finds the most bugs or who embarrasses most programmers. The best tester is the one who gets most bugs fixed.”

Now – What is the difference between finding most bugs and getting most bugs fixed?

Isn’t it obvious that any bug logged in a bug management system should be fixed by the developers? The answer is No. Factors like time to market the product, time to complete project on schedule and developers working in Continue reading →

From Beginner to Pro: A Complete Guide to Successful Journey of a Testing Professional

What is the successful journey for testers in their professional life?

The most common thoughts with experienced testers and doubtful questions with those who start their career as tester will be as below.

  • How many years it will take to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
  • What do I have to do to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
  • Can I reach higher responsible positions in my present company?
  • What is the maximum salary I can be offered in this field?
  • Can I continue in Testing or shift to Development for great achievements?

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