Entries Tagged 'QA team skills' ↓

How to Write Effective Emails to QA (or any) Team [Sample Email Included]

What is the first thing we do when we get to work (or sometimes as soon as we 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.

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 skills for testers.

Email Communication

In this article, we will focus on one specific section of written communication – Email. We are sharing some tips and tricks to make email communication smoother and more effective. This is applicable to all teams and not just the QA team.

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How to Form an Effective Test Team

Most 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 different individual skills that are equally important.  This article focuses on an individual’s skills that contribute to form a good test team and selection criteria for induction of the tester into a team.


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Team Building in Software Testing – How to Build and Grow Your QA Team

Just like software development, software testing also requires some important factors to develop and maintain that can contribute to continuous process improvement. One such significant factor is Team Building. While building a right team, the focus should be on the following key elements:

Roles and Responsibilities

Each organization has a different hierarchy, roles & responsibilities in the QA team. However, on a broader level, there are two levels of the role in the software testing team. The first is the test lead or test manager and another is the test engineer or QC tester or QA tester.

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How to keep motivation alive in software testers?

A couple of months back I wrote an article on “How to keep good testers in testing position“. There I mentioned one point as to appreciate the testers for their good work.

“Reward testers for finding good quality bugs. Keep some weekly or monthly competitions such as ‘Bug of the week’ to reward them.  This will help to build a successful QA team”.

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How to keep good testers in testing positions?

A few days back ‘Teresa’ asked me an interesting question.

“I was intrigued by your website because it seems you are truly passionate and interested in testing.  In my organization, we’ve found that it’s really hard to keep the GOOD testers in testing.  Many of the really skilled testers are always looking for the change and want to get out of testing for some reason.  I would love to hear if you have any ideas on how to keep the good testers in testing?”

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