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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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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 forming a good test team and selection criteria for induction of the tester into a team.  Continue reading →

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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What is the Best Way to Make Developer and QA Relationship Healthy?

Again, I want to share my experiences with you on an interesting software testing topic. It’s a hot topic in any organization, yes as a tester or QA you can guess it, nothing other than – Testers vs. Developers.

Testers the troublemakers

It’s funny, how almost everywhere developers consider testers as the troublemakers. Actually, it’s not their fault, no one like to hear faults in his/her own baby. And the same thing which we (tester) are doing, of course, the intention behind that is to deliver quality output to the client. Constantly there is bitterness at some point in the game between these two roles. Wonder why? It’s the genre and responsibility of these two roles.

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