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April 10th, 2014 — Career in software Testing, QA leadership, QA team skills
We’ve established that managing a test team is a different ball game. It may not fit in within the boundaries of traditional management techniques, because of the mindset, environment and challenges faced by test teams.
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This tutorial picks up from where the first tutorial left off. Out here we will discuss on how to have a happier test team. Whether you’ve been in this role or have been promoted recently, the few pointers below will definitely help in gaining Continue reading →
April 7th, 2014 — Career in software Testing, QA leadership, QA team skills
The importance of testers and testing teams has been established time and again. An application or product success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which forms the basis for valid bug exposure. Goes without saying that great bugs are found based on the testers’ skills and knowledge, a keen eye and the dedication of the test teams.
A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. All these different resources’ attributes need to be tapped rightly, also keeping in mind to fill in any skill Continue reading →
March 24th, 2014 — QA team skills, Soft skills for testers, Testing Skill Improvement
Teatime discussion with a fellow friend from same industry raised the point about why projects see higher failures in terms of expectation and timeline. The critical demands from today’s projects were not the case before 5 years. Mobile applications have changed the definition of word ‘project’ in many terms.
Nowadays, everything is quick, everyone needs quick results, everywhere there is an opportunity and each part of the world is communicating with the remaining. With this level of globalization, it is really difficult to win a project, complete it, and mark it as successful.
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September 11th, 2013 — QA team skills, Testing best practices
Onsite offshore model is a very common working method for many IT teams across the industry, especially the QA teams. The way this works is, one/more (depending on the magnitude of the project) of the service provider’s QA team member works along with the client at their location.
The client location and the service company’s work place can be geographically any place – across the globe or sometimes in the same city.
When this is the working model, there are some expectations from the Onsite and Offshore resources respectively. Let us see what they are:
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August 28th, 2013 — QA team skills, Soft skills for testers
What is the first thing you do when you get to work (or sometimes as soon as you wake up)? – Check email, right? Sometimes we don’t know what our day is going to be like until we read right through each email in the inbox, isn’t it?
In many of our earlier articles, we have highlighted the importance of good communication skill to effectively convey your message to your intended audience – one of the important soft skill for the testers.
In this article, we will focus on one specific section of written communication – i.e. E-mail communication. We are sharing some tips and tricks to make email communication smoother and effective. This is applicable for all teams and not just the QA team.
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July 11th, 2013 — QA team skills, Soft skills for testers
Most of the testing professionals are technically strong enough to test their solutions, but to form a strong Test Team having various skill sets and to maintain it, requires some of the individual skills that are equally important. This article focuses on individual’s skills that contribute to form a good test team and selection criteria for induction of the tester in a team.
6 Important Skills to Form an Effective Test Team (and How You Can Develop These Skills)
Skill #1: Tester’s Knowledge Base:
As we, all are aware that Testing cannot be taught to an individual. It is a Continue reading →