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Exploratory Testing vs Scripted Testing: Who Wins?

Real-world benefits of exploratory testing:

Traditionally, software testing has been a very rigid activity, but in recent years there’s been a shift away from script-based testing. Exploratory testing, which is more context-driven, has come to the fore. That’s because it gives testers more freedom to exploit their skills and knowledge, and it makes them responsible for optimizing the value of their own work.  Continue reading →

How to Plan and Manage Testing Projects Effectively (Tips)

Project planning is one of the pivotal elements in the project management process.


How each individual team interprets the goals to be achieved, is a direct representation of the level of clarity incorporated in the project plan. Especially when it comes to a test project, inaccurate project planning can have a serious implication on the test execution of the system under test and on the overall quality of the product as a whole.  Continue reading →

How Test Planning has Upper Hand than Test Execution Phase?

Software test planning reserves far better scope comparatively in STLC phase. The delivery of quality software is ensured by the testing phase. What has to be done in testing is actually decided in the test planning phase.

What you will learn in this tutorial?

This tutorial will provide overview and illustrations on the importance of the test planning and the execution phase. After reading this tutorial you will understand the significant importance of the planning phase compared to the execution phase with more live examples and case studies for illustrations. Continue reading →

Risk Management at Test Execution Phase Explained with Practical Example (Part 2)

In our journey to understanding the risk management process, we talked about how it goes exclusively in the => Test planning phase of risk based testing (part 1 tutorial). We also understood the generic process that involves – Risk identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation Plan.

How to Manage Risk at Test designing or Test execution phase:

There is one other form of Risk management (also sometimes referred to as, Risk based testing) that occurs during the Test designing or Test execution phase depending on the situation. Now, what situation are we talking about? Let us try to understand that first.

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How to Manage Risks During Test Planning Phase – Risk Based Testing (Part 1)

Risk Management During Test Planning – Risk Based Testing:

Life is full of risks, and so is a software project. Anything can go wrong anytime. We are always on our toes to make things right – but what about making sure that nothing goes wrong and that when it does we know exactly what to do? Enter Risk management – this is a portion of a software testing project that prepares us to prevent, understand, find and get over risks.

A risk is simply a problem that is likely to occur and when it does occur, will cause a loss.

The loss could be anything- money, time, effort or a compromise in quality. Loss is never good. No matter how much of a spin we give it, Continue reading →

Test Data Management Techniques and Best Practices (Part 2)

In last tutorial we focused on how to prepare test bed to minimize test environment defects. In continuation with the same tutorial, today we will learn how to setup and maintain test environment and important test data management techniques.

Test environment setup process

The most important factor for test environment is to replicate it as close to the end user environment as possible. Commonly, end users are not expected to perform any configuration or installations by themselves as a complete product or system is shipped out to them. Hence, by Continue reading →