What Are IQ OQ PQ: The 3 Q’s Of Software Validation Process

Introduction to IQ-OQ-PQ: 

IQ, OQ, and PQ constitute the 3Q’s of Software Validation Process.

As testers we all know that the Software Development Team develops the software in-house as per the Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Functional Specification and later the Testing Team verifies the implementation at different levels of testing at various testing environments, from simplest to the high end, which thereby replicates the production environment.  Continue reading →

Maximizing Quality by Going Above and Beyond Full Stack Testing

Quality expectations are increasing day by day and the search for perfection will never come to an end, thereby raising the bar on Product Quality and End-user experience.

An application that just “does the job” is not enough anymore for an average user and even expectations from the professional tools designed for a narrow range of users are growing gradually. Market demand is changing rapidly and QA processes should adapt to it accordingly.

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Field Validation Table (FVT): A Test Design Technique for Field Validation

Introduction to Field Validation Table (FVT) test design technique:

In this digital world, “QUALITY” is the term that is more widely used in any industry.

Any organization for that matter always thinks and works on how quality can be ensured with their product or how a quality product can be delivered or how the quality of the product can be improvised? No matter whether it’s a customer or an end user or common people, everyone expects quality in whatever they buy.

The prime goal of any organization is to serve the business with good quality.  Continue reading →

Shift Left Testing: A Secret Mantra for Software Success

The new Shift Left Testing, a DevOps mantra in Software Development:

When I use the term ‘Shift Left’, you might be wondering what am I referring to Shift Left in a software??

2+ decades ago, when I started my career as a software tester there was no separate ‘Testing Phase’ for Software development and Testers Role never used to exist at all. Developers used to develop the software, test themselves and make a software release.  Continue reading →

Test Data Management Using Data Pool Feature in IBM Rational Quality Manager

Usage of Data pool in IBM Rational Quality Manager offers certain specific features for test data, which in turn helps to manage data in a much more effective way.

In my previous IBM Rational Quality Manager tutorial, we came to know how the tool can be used for day to day test management activities including manual testing.

In this tutorial, we will learn how manual testing feature can be extended to use Test Data feature using data pools.  Test data is all about using multiple values which will act as input to the test script during its execution.  Continue reading →

IBM UrbanCode Deploy for Application Deployment Automation (JBoss Application Server)

This tutorial will educate you about Application Deployment Automation without any manual intervention using IBM UrbanCode Deploy (JBoss Application Server).

All the 12 steps involved in the process along with the tools are explained here in detail with clear screenshots for your easy and better understanding.

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IBM Rational Jazz Source Control and Build Management Tool Tutorial

The Jazz Source Control is a repository in RTC, which can hold the source code and any other artifacts like documents or HTML files or any text files. And Jazz source control management comprises of several components like component, changeset, stream, repository workspace etc.

In this tutorial, we will learn more about the components and functions of Jazz Source control along with Build Management module of RTC.  Continue reading →

IBM Rational Team Concert Advanced Work Item Customization

This tutorial – IBM Rational Team Concert Advanced Work Item Customization“, completely explains about customization according to the user need thereby defining the possibilities of customizing work item, editor presentation, and work item attributes.

=> Read IBM Ration Team Concert Defect Management Tutorial #1 here.

For work item customization we have used Eclipse (Luna Version) interface with the RTC P2 Plugin. Meanwhile, step by step screenshot has been added to this tutorial for your easy and clear understanding.  Continue reading →

IBM Rational Team Concert Defect Management Tool Tutorial

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) is one of the key components of IBM Rational CLM solution which helps the project managers and developers in maintaining certain artifacts within one single repository.

In this tutorial, we are going to take an in-depth look at Defect Management using “IBM RATIONAL TEAM CONCERT” which is based on version 6.0.2.

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Introduction to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Requirements Management Tool

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (NG) is an integral part of CLM which helps a Business analyst to capture, analyze and manage the functional and non-functional requirements effectively.

In my experience, I have also used this requirement management tool to collaborate with customers on the requirements captured to provide approvals or for providing go-ahead for further development and testing.

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