QA with No time

QA with No Time One of the constant issues that comes up in discussions or classes is the lack of time for Quality Assurance and Quality Control. We seem to be under constant time pressure and with Agile and DevOps it has become worse rather than better. While Quality Assurance cannot anticipate everything, the Continuous… Continue reading QA with No time

A Better Way – Case Study 4 – Caught Between Vendor and Client!

A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry! In our last several blogs we have discussed ‘A Better Way to Test”. The issue is to apply this to actual situations. We have 5 Case Studies we plan to use over the next several weeks to address this. The fourth case… Continue reading A Better Way – Case Study 4 – Caught Between Vendor and Client!

A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry!

A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry! In our last several blogs we have discussed ‘A Better Way to Test”. The issue is to apply this to actual situations. We have 5 Case Studies we plan to use over the next several weeks to address this. The third case… Continue reading A Better Way – Case Study 3 – Test Plan in a Hurry!

The Out-of-Scope of Testing

The Out-of-Scope of Testing has only one definition (unlike the Scope of Testing) but it is much harder to document. We want to list everything we are not planning to test! However, the inevitable question is how far to go with our list. Obviously we are not going to list everything we are not going… Continue reading The Out-of-Scope of Testing

Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 4

Quality Assurance Assessments take a variety of forms in an IT project and can range from very informal to very formal. This week we will discuss What to do with the results of a QA Assessment now that we have completed an explanation of HOW to do Assessment in a past blog. What to with… Continue reading Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 4

Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 3

Quality Assurance Assessments take a variety of forms in an IT project and can range from very informal to very formal in nature. This week we will discuss HOW to do a QA Assessment now that we have completed an explanation of WHY to do Assessment in a past blog. HOW Quality Assurance Assessments are… Continue reading Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 3

Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 2

Quality Assurance Assessments take a variety of forms in an IT project and can range from very informal to very formal in nature. This week we will discuss WHY we want to do a QA assessment now that we have completed an explanation of WHAT an Assessment is in a past blog. WHY Quality Assurance Assessments are… Continue reading Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 2

Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 1

Quality Assurance Assessments take a variety of forms in an IT project and can range from very informal to very formal in nature. No matter where each assessment lands on the spectrum, they are intended to do only one thing: Improve the Processes that are used. This week we will discuss the various forms of assessments. Post… Continue reading Quality Assurance Assessments – Part 1

Early vs Late Testing

Early versus Late Testing within a project is an ongoing debate within the software testing industry. With the Waterfall methodology, active testing was not possible until late in the development cycle when the project was ‘thrown over the wall’ to testing and the testers started what some called the ‘final exam’. A long test-fix cycle… Continue reading Early vs Late Testing