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How To Be A Productivity Junkie (Especially as a Tester)

We all have goals. We all want to do more and be more. There are many ways to be successfully, but the most important one is also the simplest – you have to get things done.

In other words, be productive.

By thinking about doing something, it does not get done. I wish it did, but it doesn’t.

So how do we combat the slump that we find ourselves in from time to time and save our ideas from evaporating even before they take shape?

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The Difference in Perspective of “Testers” and “Developers”

We use multiple applications on a daily basis. The internet is a part of our life.

Behind every application, whether shopping, learning, ticket booking etc there are multiple people whose contribution has made our life so comfortable through these applications.

Among these multiple technical people are “Testers” and “Developers”.

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In this article, we will see the different perspectives of Testers and Developers and their relationship to make a successful application together.  Continue reading →

How the Testers Can Ask Questions The Smart Way: The Step-By-Step Guide

A brainstorming session with the team is always a learning experience.

This time, we had a different idea. We divided the team into two groups and decided to ask questions to each other for a common product – Phone. The only restriction was the questions should be limited to testing of the phone.

And the session ended with interesting unanswered questions and some better ideas to test the phone.  Continue reading →

How Business, Development and QA Can Work Together to Get the Project Completed

What People Want – Understanding Stakeholder Needs

Too often, we (QA/Testers) are focused on our own needs instead of those of others. We need to discover and help satisfy the needs of others, and we also need to show that our needs are in the best interests of others.

But what are the needs of others, and how do they affect us?

Layered on top of this, your organization may be siloed (where the stakeholders avoid talking, throwing work over the wall), Agile (where there is more interaction), or using DevOps (where roles blur requiring understanding of everybody else). Continue reading →

What Do Clients REALLY Expect From the Software Testers?

In today’s article, I am going to share some thoughts on what I believe the clients are REALLY expecting from us based on my first-hand experience working at client locations with daily face-to-face interactions and collaborating offshore via emails or phone calls.

IT services are an important and integral part of the software industry and customer satisfaction is important to succeed. Each client/organization may be different in their process may follow different protocol, and may deal with different type of businesses.  Continue reading →