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8 Test Automation Tips for Project Managers

Software testing has always faced large volumes of work and short timeframes. To get the most value for your testing dollars, test automation is typically a critical component. However, many teams have attempted to add test automation to their projects … Continue reading

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Stop Testing – Start Thinking

Throughout my career I have observed numerous organizations all looking for the ‘silver bullet’ to solve all their product quality problems. News Flash: There is no ‘silver bullet’.  Solving product quality problems can only begin when organizations “Stop Testing and … Continue reading

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By Executive Order – Get The Best Test Automation Solution

Test automation is an investment. Like any investment, you expect a future return. As stated in “Test Automation – Building Your Business Case” the following are some of the benefits typically expected from investing in software test automation: Discover defects … Continue reading

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Improving the User Experience in a Fast-Forward World

Recently, after experiencing a “service not available” error while checking my email, my first instinct was to go scouring the web, including sites such as downrightnow.com, to check to see if others were experiencing similar issues and if there was … Continue reading

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Test Automation – Building Your Business Case

I presented “Test Automation – Building Your Business Case” to VANQ.org, the Vancouver Software Quality Assurance User Group. Subsequently I presented it to the Southern Idaho Society for Software Quality Assurance and UBC Continuing Studies (Tech.UBC.ca), and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Why Pay High Prices for Defect Management

This article was published in Volume 2 Issue 10 of Software Test and Performance, www.stpmag.com If you want quality costs to stop guzzling money, the most effective thing you can do is optimize your project’s defect life cycle. Here’s how. … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Defect Lifecycle – with Resolution

I presented “Optimizing the Defect Lifecycle – with Resolution” to VANQ.org, the Vancouver Software Quality Assurance User Group. Subsequently I presented it to the Southern Idaho Society for Software Quality Assurance and UBC Continuing Studies (Tech.UBC.ca), and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Defect Tracking – Selecting the Right Tool

Effective defect tracking is a critical activity in any software development project, and having the right tool to do the job is just as critical. A defect tracking system is a tool solution intended for: the tracking of project issues, … Continue reading

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COTS Tools vs. Scripting Languages for Test Automation

What is COTS? COTS stands for “Commercial Off-The-Shelf” and is often used in reference to software products or tools supplied by third-party vendors. These COTS test automation tools are created to help you in automating some or all of your … Continue reading

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