testability

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Speak Like a Test Manager
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Ever feel like your manager, development manager, product manager, product owner, or (you fill in the blank) is not listening to you or your team? Are you struggling to make an impact with your messages? Are you “pushing a wet rope uphill” in championing product quality? Are you talking...

Mike Sowers, Software Quality Engineering
Implementing Outsourced Testing Services with a Third Party
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Outsourcing test services are all the rage today. But are they really faster, better, and cheaper? Shelley Rueger shares how you can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your test process using a third-party test service. She provides guidance on how to determine if your product is...

Shelley Rueger, Moxie Software
Testers, Use Metrics Wisely or Don’t Use Them at All
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For thousands of years, human language has provided us with beautiful and complex ways of sharing important ideas. At the same time, language can derail attempts to communicate even the most basic pieces of critical information. We testers are the heralds of vast amounts of data, and...

Deborah Kennedy, Aditi Technologies
Leading Internationally-Distributed Test Teams
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Are you employing your offshore test team to its best advantage—gaining the cost savings and test coverage you expected? Unless correct management methodologies are in place, you will lose rather than gain both time and money with internationally-distributed testers. If you are...

Dennis Pikora, Symantec
Test Improvement in Our Rapidly Changing World
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In organizations adopting the newest development approaches, classical test process improvement models no longer fit. A more flexible approach is required today. Solutions like SOA, virtualization, web technology, cloud computing, mobile, and the application of social media have changed...

Martin Pol, Polteq Testing Services BV
Speed Up Testing with Monitoring Tools
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The software development lifecycle is a pretty complex process in many organizations. However, by using monitoring tools and methodologies, you can accelerate testing and release higher quality code―the cornerstone of rapid software delivery. These tools provide immediate feedback...

Jim Hirschauer, AppDynamics
The Test Manager’s Role in Agile: Balancing the Old and the New
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What do test managers do? In traditional organizations, they assign people to projects, oversee the testers’ progress, provide feedback, and perhaps offer coaching to people who want it. Test managers are the go-to people when you don't know how to do something—not because they know...

Mary Thorn, ChannelAdvisor
Video: An Agile Throwdown: Munich Takes on the Columbus Agile Benchmark Study
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Agile has not only gone mainstream, it’s gone global. Data on agile team performance, time-to-market, and quality have emerged in the past decade. In 2012, a group of...

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Video: The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Metrics Talk You'll Ever Need to Hear
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The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Metrics Talk You'll Ever Need to Hear Lee Copeland claims that most organizations have some kind of metrics program—and almost all are ineffective. After explaining the concept of measurement, Lee describes two key reasons for these almost universal...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Video: The Secrets of Mobile App Testing
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Most app teams aim for 4 stars—not 5. Why? Because delivering and maintaining a high-quality app becomes more challenging every day. Agile engineering and continuous integration put more pressure than ever on testers and quality-focused developers. Add to that the raw complexity of device...

Jason Arbon, Applause

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