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Mutual Comprehension in Testing: A Key for Delivering a Quality Software

Role of Mutual Comprehension in Software Testing for delivering a Quality Software:

In this busy world, we do not have much time to speak with each other. Yes, today’s article is all about that.

Just imagine how it would be if a developer does not know anything about software testing and the tester does not have even a little knowledge on software development, at such instances we cannot expect a quality software to be released either to the market or to the customers.

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Atlassian Confluence Tutorial: A Comprehensive Guide For Beginners

As defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word confluence means “a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point”.

True to the definition Confluence software, developed by Atlassian, is an effective team collaboration software which provides a common platform for teams to work together and share information efficiently.

This is also a great tool to centralize knowledge repository. Confluence can be thought of almost as a wiki with advanced content creation tools.  Continue reading →

5 Major Problems with Large QA Testing Teams and How to Handle Them

More often than not, when you are a large testing team, you have an equally large product to test and equally complex challenges to deal with.

What then becomes difficult is maintaining the quality standards, knowledge sharing and decentralizing the expertise.

Let me explain this problem in-depth and possible solutions too.  Continue reading →

The Difference in Perspective of “Testers” and “Developers”

We use multiple applications on a daily basis. The internet is a part of our life.

Behind every application, whether shopping, learning, ticket booking etc there are multiple people whose contribution has made our life so comfortable through these applications.

Among these multiple technical people are “Testers” and “Developers”.

In this article, we will see the different perspectives of Testers and Developers and their relationship to make a successful application together.  Continue reading →

How to Prepare and Deliver an Outstanding QA Testing Presentation to the Team

Presenting your knowledge, experience or simply sharing useful information is neither an art nor magic.

It is a skill developed through practice and lots of exposure to a real-time audience.

It is not the slides or the data that you present, but your idea has to reach through to the audience. It should not just help them understand, it must compel them to implement the process or idea and see its value.  Continue reading →

4 Important Things I Learned in My Journey as a QA Test Manager

A Personal Report – Being a Successful Test Manager – Challenges and Learning

Promotions are part of career growth and believe me, the consequent responsibilities teach us many things and help us grow further. From Junior to Senior and Senior to Manager, every level of that success ladder asks us to unlearn some things and learn new ones.

Getting to be a QA Test Manager is surely a matter of pride for anyone and I were not an exception. Today, I want to talk about how it happened, the challenges and my learning from that phase.  Continue reading →

How an Ideal Day Should Be for a Tester and a Test Lead (with Problems and Solutions)

When we all start our work day, in some way or the other we wish the day to end soon. No one wishes to get stuck into an issue which would demand us to stay and work till late, but 70% of the times the days do not go smooth as we wish.

There will be different types of challenges faced each day. On several occasions, we may be asked to work on urgent tasks just because that’s what our clients would demand, and out of that 70%, most of it will be on Friday’s when we all would have special personal plans :). We just desire but we cannot change the way service industry works.  Continue reading →

A 6-Step Guide To Handle Client Calls Effectively as a QA Team Member

The last thing that we do on any day in most projects and companies is making it through the client calls.

Client calls are an integral and important part of how work gets coordinated and communication channels are kept open in IT teams.

Client calls are fun when they are short and the tasks are on track and the client’s expectations are met. When that’s not the case, client calls can lead to lot of anxiety, angst, disappointment and demotivation. Continue reading →

How to Answer Team Playing and Leadership Related Interview Questions for Test Lead Position

In this article you will learn ‘How to answer Team Playing and Leadership related questions in Test Lead/Manager interview’. This is part 2 of our Test Lead interview questions series.

Also read first part here, where we answered 6 Most Common QA Test Lead/Manager Interview Questions.

Before we go for the actual questions in this section, let’s talk about what kinds of attributes are preferable when it comes to QA lead’s team playing and leadership skills: 
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What Should Be Your Expectations From the QA Team Lead?

When a topic, especially a process based one (For example: Creating a traceability matrix or test documentation review, etc) is discussed in the class, the immediate question I get is: “Who does this? The QA lead or the team member”

This is great proof that beginners have a difficult time understanding the scope of work, roles and responsibilities. They only have a vague idea about this and are often looking for ways to validate if their understanding is accurate or Continue reading →