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What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test?

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.

I have been there too and it is not fun. :)

I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis.  Continue reading →

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 will you 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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