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Software Quality is Degrading. Here is How to Save It

Software Quality is Degrading. Here is How to Save It

Before releasing a software and if there are still many open issues, it is often that project team enters into an emergency situation and begins the efforts to rescue the release by focusing all efforts on testing. They do as much as they can to close the issues through testing and fixing. This is like (more…)

Quality of Testing Vs. Quantity of Testing

Quality of Testing Vs. Quantity of Testing

A lesson I learned from working in many projects as a tester or testing team leader is to focus on the quality of testing rather than the quantity of testing. It is a big mistake to measure testing effort and whether testing is good or bad by looking only to the number of test cases, number of issues found, number of testing hours or number of testers. (more…)

One Way to Deal with Reducing Testing Time

One Way to Deal with Reducing Testing Time

In my previous post “Reducing Testing Time and Blaming Testers”, I raised the common case of reducing testing time in many software development projects and why this happens. As I mentioned in the post, such decision could affect the quality of the software and testers at the end will be blamed for not finding software issues. The question is: How should testing team deal with management decision to reduce testing time which means that testing time will no longer be enough to conduct all test cases? (more…)

Reducing Testing Time and Blaming Testers

Reducing Testing Time and Blaming Testers

Even though testing time needed for any software development project is agreed on at the beginning, it is common that management team decides to reduce testing time in case the project falls behind the schedule. Management team aims to bring the project back on schedule in order to release the software to customer(s) on time and avoid any penalties as a result of the delay. This case is very common. However, I wonder why reducing testing time is usually the preferred option to bring the project back on schedule? (more…)

One Way to Improve Your Testing Skills

One Way to Improve Your Testing Skills

There are many testers who look forward to improve their testing skills. They do their best to attend different trainings in testing field. In trainings, those testers will meet the trainer who has experience in the topic in addition to other participants looking forward to gain knowledge and improve. (more…)