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Testing during Transition: Test Criteria for Outsourced Software

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In the world of IT outsourcing, it is not uncommon for a company to have its applications and infrastructure developed or maintained by others. As vendors compete for this business, a common trial is testing the transition activity as a whole. How would you design acceptance criteria of a transition trial so that it is testable and clearly communicated?

In the world of IT outsourcing, it is not uncommon for a company to have its applications and infrastructure developed or maintained by others. As vendors compete for this business, a common trial is testing the transition activity as a whole. How would you design acceptance criteria of a transition trial so that it is testable and clearly communicated?

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Your Start Affects Your Finish: A Butterfly Effect in Software Development Outsourcing

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Serhiy Haziyev and Halyna Semenova explain that your start affects your finish. A small but significant detail missed at the beginning of a project may multiply and eventually lead to missed schedules, failed expectations, and mutual dissatisfaction. You need to remember to invest in a preparation phase when outsourcing a project to a third-party organization.

Serhiy Haziyev and Halyna Semenova explain that your start affects your finish. A small but significant detail missed at the beginning of a project may multiply and eventually lead to missed schedules, failed expectations, and mutual dissatisfaction. You need to remember to invest in a preparation phase when outsourcing a project to a third-party organization.

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Lessons From The Trenches – The Do's And Don'ts of Agile Outsourcing

Due to its ongoing rise in popularity 'Agile' methods are now being used on a wide range of projects, varying in size and complexity. As a result it's not uncommon for key project areas, like development, testing, UX, etc to be outsourced to 'on' and 'off-shore' companies. And although the decision to outsource is sometimes the right one for a project, outsourcing also comes with its own inherent risks. Using real world examples based on personal experience, Ade Shokoya will be sharing the do's and don'ts of agile outsourcing.

Back to the Basics: Principles for Constructing Quality Software

Using an analogy to the building codes followed by architects and contractors in the construction of buildings, Rick Spiewak explores the fundamental principles for developing and delivering high quality, mission-critical systems. Just as buildings are constructed using different materials and techniques, we use a variety of languages, methodologies, and tools to develop software.

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From One Expert to Another: Paul Poutanen

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Paul Poutanen has developed extensive mobile expertise working in management for wireless hardware and cellular location firms such as Wi-LAN and Cell-Loc before launching Mob4Hire. In this interview with Jonathan Kohl, Poutanen discusses the complex global testing process for mobile devices.

Paul Poutanen has developed extensive mobile expertise working in management for wireless hardware and cellular location firms such as Wi-LAN and Cell-Loc before launching Mob4Hire. In this interview with Jonathan Kohl, Poutanen discusses the complex global testing process for mobile devices.

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Offshore and Outsourced Test Automation Adventures

Organizations look at two ways to reduce repetitive testing costs-automation and offshoring. Although either can work, combining these two approaches has the promise of even more savings to organizations by freeing up their employees for more creative testing. Because both automation and offshoring are complex operations in and of themselves, combining them adds more risks and challenges that can lead to disappointment and a "double backlash" instead of a "double benefit" if not implemented with proven approaches.

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Crowdsourced Testing: An Interview with Rajini Padmanaban

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Rajini Padmanaban is the director of engagement at QA InfoTech. Heather Shanholtzer had the opportunity to interview Rajini and learn a bit more about crowdsourced testing and find out why it is better than traditional testing in some projects.

Rajini Padmanaban is the director of engagement at QA InfoTech. Heather Shanholtzer had the opportunity to interview Rajini and learn a bit more about crowdsourced testing and find out why it is better than traditional testing in some projects.

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A Conversation with Rajini Padmanaban

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Rajini Padmanaban is the director of engagement at QA InfoTech. She will be speaking about crowdsourced software testing at the STAREAST conference in April, so I took this opportunity to learn a bit more about crowdsourced testing and find out why it is better than traditional testing in some projects.

Rajini Padmanaban is the director of engagement at QA InfoTech. She will be speaking about crowdsourced software testing at the STAREAST conference in April, so I took this opportunity to learn a bit more about crowdsourced testing and find out why it is better than traditional testing in some projects.

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Four CM Predictions for 2012

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Leslie Sachs predicts 2012 as the year when companies will rediscover the importance of holding onto and developing their human resources like never before. Additionally, the year will challenge CM experts as they try to manage effectively when cloud providers often control significant resources.

Leslie Sachs predicts 2012 as the year when companies will rediscover the importance of holding onto and developing their human resources like never before. Additionally, the year will challenge CM experts as they try to manage effectively when cloud providers often control significant resources.

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