Tag Archives: outsourcing

Augmenting Testing in your Agile Team: A Success Story

One of the facts of life about Agile is that remote resources, when you have a mostly collocated team, generally end up feeling a little left out in the cold.  Yet, with appropriately leveraged tools, sufficient facilitation, management support and … Continue reading

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It’s Always Risky Business with Web Applications

There is a sign on the front door of our office building. It’s been there all winter. It says something like this: “Would the last person leaving the building please make sure the doors are locked? They sometimes stick”. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Creating Success in a Distributed Agile Team

Agile development methodologies focus on highly collaborative team environments that are continuously planning, developing, testing, integrating and delivering functional software. In such environments, constant feedback and communication are critical and there are small margins for errors and delays. In the … Continue reading

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A Remote Tester’s Perspective – The Challenges and Solutions

On October 27, 2011, Keith McIntosh presented “A Remote Tester’s Perspective: The Challenges and Solutions” at the Software Test Professionals Conference in Dallas, Texas. Much has been written on the many challenges associated with remote testing locations whether they are onshore, nearshore or offshore.  The … Continue reading

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Role of Outsourcing: Finding Your Vision

On February 24, 2011, I presented “Role of Outsourcing: Finding Your Vision” to VANQ.org, the Vancouver Software Quality Assurance User Group and I wanted to share that material with you. Consciously deciding your outsourcing approach is similar to choosing to … Continue reading

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Continuous Quality Improvement and Outsourcing

The credit for developing the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) is given to Dr. W. Edwards Deming, who was requested by the Japanese government of 1950 to come and assist them with turning around the public perception of the … Continue reading

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