“The number one reason QA Managers lose their jobs is from failed automation initiatives. Is automation important? Absolutely! Don’t make a rookie mistake and waste your budget only to get negative ROI.” I've seen it first hand. I'd say there are 7 big mistakes that can undermine any automation effort...
Mark Bentsen, a friend and fellow software QA enthusiast, recently posted on LinkedIn, “The number one reason QA Managers lose their jobs is from failed automation initiatives. Is automation important? Absolutely! Don’t make a rookie mistake and waste your budget only to get negative ROI.” I've seen it first hand. I'd say there are 7 big mistakes that can undermine any automation effort:
In Agile, developers, testers and business analysts build a working product through a series of short iterations. At the end of each iteration, the product owner accepts the software as working or not, and the team moves forward to the next iteration. This kind of acceptance is not the same as the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) traditionally done at the end of the development effort (Waterfall) by business users or end users who have the knowledge of the product to check it’s functionality and ensure that it can support them in their daily tasks on the job.UAT is still seen by most as a critical step in assuring quality software and that it meets the needs of end users, however, UAT does not fit neatly into Agile. For those implementing Agile, this often represents a missing link that causes significant pain. In this blog, we discuss how to solve this problem.
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Incorporating User Acceptance Testing into AgileListen in to this webinar with Philip Lew and Cheney Ma as they discuss the problems with User Acceptance Testing and how to implement in Agile when it appears there is no time as the sprints roll on. The trick is in your process and development of user stories combined with detailed yes/no acceptance criteria and tests. Also see how it's implemented in Jira with SynapseRT as Cheney gives a demonstration of complete traceability by associated epics with user stories, user stories with acceptance criteria and tests with defects. View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >
Why Do Defects Occur and What Can We Do About Them? We all say that we must ‘learn from our mistakes [...]
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How does one begin to thoughtfully build a mobile testing strategy for ensuring quality in this constantly shifting mobile landscape? For starters, building out a QA “dimensional” framework provides a great strategic foundation that can meet the immediate and future testing needs in this dynamic environment.Critical dimensions in a mobile QA and test strategy include:
- Platform Compatibility (OS/Devices)
- Network Variances
- Test automation
- Usability and User Experience
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A recent XBOSoft blog reader wrote in and asked about Healthcare User Acceptance Testing for a healt [...]