Robert details how to increase the quality and scope of your automated test harness by making its development the responsibility of your development team rather than your test team.
This paper presented by SkyeyTech, Inc. explains how your company could benefit from utilizing BUGtrack for issue-tracking and project management needs.
Mustering the best project or test team is key to any project's success. In this column, Johanna Rothman explains her interviewing techniques to help you find the perfect candidate. Find out if your candidates are qualified before they become part of your team. Johanna's methods cover six typical questions that will help you build a better test team.
Standardization of the test case review process can help eliminate recurring writing errors without adding much overhead. The SOCAL model categorizes five different areas of potential accuracy or coverage deficiency, allowing reviewers to place errors into different buckets for later enumeration.
A curious phenomenon occurring among testers has caught Danny Faught's attention; testers everywhere are independently writing their own keyword-driven testing scripts. But what is keyword-driven testing, and how does it work? Is it better than data-driven testing? In this week's column, Danny reveals the testing method's simple design that has made it popular with many testers and non-testers alike.
Jose Fajardo delineates techniques for building more maintainable and robust automated test scripts. The author provides valuable insights for testers working with automated test tools and building a repository of automated test scripts for future testing efforts. A myriad of suggestions for documenting test scripts, debugging test scripts, performing peer-reviews on test scripts, and synchronizing test scripts are offered.
In this article Mr. Gunn discusses the need for a defect tracking system for your IT projects and the qualities that make a good defect tracking system.
Perfectly good airplanes will sometimes crash for no apparent reason. The root cause is often pilot error. This is called "controlled flight into the ground." Seemingly well-run projects can also crash and burn. In this week's column, Peter Clark provides some indicators that will help you prevent your projects from falling victim to a controlled flight into the ground.
Evaluating a bug tracking system requires that you understand how specific features, such as configurable workflow and customizable fields, relate to your requirements and your current bug tracking process. This white paper provides tips and guidelines for evaluating features, and explains how these features fit into a defect tracking process.
As software professionals we spend far too much time fixated on speed and asking questions about how long a task is likely to take. In this week's column, Mike Cohn says we need to focus more on quality than speed. When something is done well, it's only a matter of time until it is done quickly.