QA Management – An Oxymoron

An oxymoron is two contradictory terms that have been used in conjunction so is “QA Management” an oxymoron or is it simply contradictory? Is it possible to manage Quality Assurance for Quality Assurance or are we wasting our time trying to manage quality?...

Negative Testing

Negative Testing In many software testing scenarios, testers can use positive testing and/ or negative testing methods. Positive testing means that the item being tested reacts as expected when the expected input is entered. Negative testing typically means that the...

The Results of Software Tester Training

Software tester training seems to be something that needs a lot more attention, given how many conversations we’ve had on this topic. A few weeks ago we talked about How We Train Software Testers? We get a surprising number of questions about software tester...

System Boundary Diagram

System Boundary Diagrams sometimes come up in the context of a Use Case and sometimes in the context of Software Testing. Either way they are a useful in the effort expended when determining what to test. While the ‘normal’ System Boundary Diagram shows...