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November 27th, 2013 — Quality assurance, Software Testing Templates, Testing best practices
Software Testing QA Checklists:
Today we bring to you another quality tool that is so often underused that we thought we would rehash details about it in the hope that it regains its lost glory. It is ‘Check List’.
Definition: A check list is a catalog of items/tasks that are recorded for tracking. This list could be either ordered in a sequence or could be haphazard.
Check lists are part and parcel of our daily lives. We use them in various situations from grocery shopping, to having a to-do list for the day’s Continue reading →
October 23rd, 2013 — Software Testing Templates, Testing Concepts, Testing Methodologies
Traceability Matrix – How to Create and Use It
Today’s session is about an important QC tool, that is either over-simplified (read overlooked) or over-emphasized – Traceability Matrix(TM).
Most often, the making, reviewing or sharing of a Traceability Matrix is not one of the primary QA process deliverables – so it is not majorly concentrated on, thus causing the under-emphasis. On the contrary, some clients expect a TM to reveal earth-shattering facets about their product (under test) and are disappointed.
“When used right, a Traceability Matrix can be your GPS for your QA journey”.
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September 2nd, 2013 — Software Testing Templates
Software Testing Status Reporting:
“The agreement that a certain information, in a certain format, will be sent by a certain team/individual , at certain intervals of time, to certain members – is like a handshake- an acknowledgement that no matter what the outcome of a task at hand, you would be kept posted about it, sooner than later.”
This is the first section of an IT professional’s oath. Well, I’m kidding! There is no oath, but if there was one, this would surely top the list of items in it. Isn’t it?
Accountability and transparency (A & T) are essential to every IT project at various levels – Project level, team level, task level and also individual Continue reading →
December 12th, 2012 — Software Testing Templates
I get many requests to share a good test case template. I’m surprised many testers are still documenting test cases with Word docs or Excel files. They prefer excel spreadsheets because they can easily group test cases by test types and most importantly they easily get test metrics with Excel formulas. But I’m sure as volume of your tests goes on increasing, you will find it extremely difficult to manage.
If you are not using any test case management tool, I strongly recommend using any open source tool to manage and execute your test cases.
Test case formats vary by organization. But using a standard test case format for writing test cases is one step closer to setting up testing process on your Continue reading →
December 7th, 2012 — Software Testing Templates, Test strategy
What is Test Strategy?
A strategy plan for defining testing approach, what you want to accomplish and how you are going to achieve it.
This document removes all uncertainty or vague requirement statements with a clear plan of approach for achieving the test objectives. Test strategy is one of the most important documents for QA team. Writing it effectively is a skill every tester should achieve in their career.
It initiates your thought process which helps to discover many missing requirements. Thinking and test planning activities help team to define testing scope and test coverage. It helps test managers to get clear state of the project at any point. The chances of missing any test activity are very low when there is a proper test strategy in place.
Test execution without any plan rarely works. I know teams who write strategy document but never refer Continue reading →