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How to Lead a Happier and Successful Test Team – Test Leadership Part 2

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 →

Leadership in Testing – Test Lead Responsibilities and How to Manage Test Team Effectively

Leadership in Testing – Key Responsibilities

The importance of testers and the testing teams has been established again. An application or product’s success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which form the basis for valid bug exposure.


A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. The attributes of all these different resources’ need to be tapped rightly, in order to maximize quality. Continue reading →

8 Critical Factors for Success of Any QA Project

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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“DevOps” an Extension of Agile Methodology – How It will Impact QA?

DevOps and Software Testing

A recent RightScale survey has found that 54% of the companies have adopted DevOps and the interest around DevOps is increasing rapidly. In this article, we will learn how this new software development methodology will impact QA and how the QA function as a whole should evolve to embrace this change.

In this article, we will learn more about DevOps and how it will impact QA and its functions. Continue reading →

Onsite – Offshore Model of Software Testing Projects (and How to Make It Work for You)

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 workplace can be geographically any place – across the globe or sometimes in the same city.

Onsite Offshore software testing

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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