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Wireframes – Should They Really Be Tested? And If So, How?

New trainees came on board and we had a training class to learn software testing concepts. After seeing those enthusiastic faces with their almost blank-slate minds (professionally), I decided to take a detour to my routine training.

After a brief introduction, instead of talking about software testing like I normally do, I threw a question at the fresh minds – ‘Can anyone explain me what a wireframe is?

The answer was a pause and thus, we decided to discuss it. And that is how it started – Wireframe/Prototype Testing :) Continue reading →

CMMI Appraisals – Tester’s Journey as an Appraisal Team Member (ATM)

Personal Note: It’s a great opportunity for a QA/Tester to be a CMMI Appraisal Team Member (ATM). ATM gets extensive exposure of a complete CMMI model. If your organization is going for appraisal and you get an opportunity to be an ATM, grab it. It’s an achievement you will like to mention in your resume.

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To Readers: Appraisal is complex and time taking process. I have tried to describe it as simple as possible. This article will give you brief idea about CMMI Appraisal. It’s not about CMMI model but it will tell what happens during appraisal! There may be understanding problems initially (If you are not familiar with CMMI terminology) until you arrive at an example below, Please keep reading until then. Continue reading →

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – How to Analyze Risks for Better Software Quality & Satisfied Customers!

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a risk management technique. If implemented properly this can be a great addition to the best quality assurance processes to be followed. In this article our goal is to introduce you to this risk analysis technique which in the end, is very useful for improving the software quality.

FMEA is mostly used by the upper management or stakeholders. In practice, the testers get little insights into this technique. But now the trend is changing and I feel if the testers understand this concept properly, they can drive their thought process of Continue reading →

Significant Changes in the QA World: Our 2013 Recap & Happy New Year!

We want to wish a Happy and Healthy New Year 2014 to all our readers!

2013 has been a wonderful year for STH – why wouldn’t it be? We had the best of the readers and followers behind us.

Back in December 2006, I started this blog with an intention to help software testers and today – after 7 years – it is helping thousands of software testing and quality assurance professionals worldwide!

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Cause and Effect Graph – Dynamic Test Case Writing Technique For Maximum Coverage with Fewer Test Cases

Dynamic Testing Techniques – Cause and Effect Graph.

Test case writing forms an integral part in testing, whether it is manual or automation. Every project is exclusive and has <n> number of test conditions that needs to be covered.

We should focus on two points whenever we write test cases. These are:
Mitigating the risk
Coverage.

This paper revolves around the second point which is “Coverage”. To be precise – Requirements Coverage.

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