Register for the May 2021 TASSQ and KWSQA Events

Register for TASSQ and KWSQA today   You might want to consider these events to network with other QA people or learn some of the new ideas in QA. NVP Software Solutions will be participating in the following software testing and quality assurance event happening this May in Ontario, Canada. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the… Continue reading Register for the May 2021 TASSQ and KWSQA Events

Trend Analysis on Defects – Part 2

Last week we discussed some prerequisites for Trend Analysis on defects. We are only discussing defects here but there are many other project metrics that could be analysed. Assuming that the prerequisites from the previous blog have been satisfied, what can we determine. The trend in the number of defects in each project (after normalization… Continue reading Trend Analysis on Defects – Part 2

Trend analysis on Defects – Part 1

One of the items that is missed frequently in most organisations is Trend Analysis on Defects. This is the trend over time and over multiple projects. We are looking for whether things are improving or not as the case may be, over time. There are a number of prerequisites which we will discuss today prior… Continue reading Trend analysis on Defects – Part 1

What should be reported from your Testing Efforts – Part 1?

This seems like an obvious question and many people have successfully conquered it and set up a standard for reporting. Every once in a while it falls apart and people get blindsided by extra requests that they did not expect but for the most part it works fairly well. However, even when it is well… Continue reading What should be reported from your Testing Efforts – Part 1?

Does your software Testing Pay – Part 2

“Does your Software Testing Pay” is the question we posted two weeks ago. There are obviously two parts to this question, one is how much it costs and the other is how much it saves. The cost portion is reasonably easy: Chargeback rate on resources (means hours per release must be recorded). Equipment and space… Continue reading Does your software Testing Pay – Part 2

Does your Software Testing Pay?

“Does your Software Testing Pay” is another question (in the series we are addressing here) that comes up quite frequently. Although it may not be stated directly it can manifest itself in the following actions: 1. Lack of resources for testing. 2. Lack of time provided for testing. 3. Lack of suitable hardware on which… Continue reading Does your Software Testing Pay?

Are you satisfied with your testing?

Following on from the theme of last month, many organisations are dissatisfied with their testing. They feel it is incomplete, or ineffective or costs too much. At the end of the testing effort they are left with a vague feeling of unease. Often it is difficult for people to quantify their concerns but they are… Continue reading Are you satisfied with your testing?

Is your Software Testing Ad-Hoc?

We wanted to start the new-year off with a topic we hear a lot about from many many people. Our Software Testing is Ad-hoc (i.e. created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.). It is never reused. We are always looking at testing each project as if it were a brand new experience. Very… Continue reading Is your Software Testing Ad-Hoc?

Review of the Year – Manual Testing

Review of the Year – Manual Testing Manual Testing is something that seems to be on the minds of many Quality Assurance Managers and Test Leads. Usually they want out of the Manual Testing and view Automated Testing (Blog planned for next week) as the saviour of their budget and time constraints. However, judging by… Continue reading Review of the Year – Manual Testing

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