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Testing Predictive Analytics Models

TestRail, Software Testing, Predictive Analysis Models

Testing data analytics models is different from testing most other types of software. While you are testing the model’s performance, you’re also testing how well it performs on data. Any model’s accuracy depends on the model itself and the data that feeds it. Insufficient testing can leave unresolved bias and variance in a model that reduces its overall value.

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Three Ways Agile Testers Can Use Walkthroughs

TestRail, Agile, Software Testing

A walkthrough is a great review technique for knowledge sharing, gathering feedback and building consensus. Let’s discuss ways agile testers use this type of review to get the entire team involved in the quest for quality.

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When Testers Become Crisis Management

TestRail, Software Testing, Crisis Management

Testers usually get to stay behind the scenes. But when testing affects business processes or customers, there may suddenly be a crisis to manage. Read how one tester determined what went wrong – and made it right.

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The Agile Mindset: Cultural Changes for Successful Transformation

TestRail,Agile

Agile transformations can be a challenging undertaking. It is imperative that teams embrace an agile mindset and culture before they can fully embrace agile techniques.

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On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices in TestRail User Administration

TestRail, Webinar, Test Management, Best Practices

Watch this webinar to explore the user administration features of TestRail, including how to manage groups, roles, and permissions; perform session management, and optimize your available seats with a last login report. You’ll also get an introduction to two Enterprise features: SAML 2.0 SSO and audit logging.

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For Good Data Management, You Need a Well-Defined SLA

TestRail, data management, sla

When it comes to data management in a distributed system, you have a choice of good (consistent), fast (available) or distributed (partitioned) — pick two. A well-defined service-level agreement (SLA) helps you match the required state of data to the situation at hand.

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Did You Really Mean …?

TestRail

Especially in distributed agile teams, we might jump to conclusions about what someone says. If we assume good intention, we might be able to find our way back to a reasonable conversation and solve the problem.

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Tester’s Diary: Mapping Out Testing on a Journey to DevOps

TestRail, Software Testing, DevOps,, Agile

In an earlier post, I talked about some of the challenges we had as we planned our move toward a DevOps development style. Here, I’ll talk about our first attempt at defining how testing will be carried out on a DevOps team.

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Leading in Times of Organizational Uncertainty

TestRail, Software Testing, Leadership, Agile

Change is probably the only thing we can count on when working in tech areas. For teams to continue to function effectively and deliver value, leaders must get in front of the organizational change management curve and actively engage the uncertainty their teams face. But not all managers have the necessary “soft skills”.

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Mobile and Responsive Design Testing: Solving the Combinatorics Problem

TestRail, Mobile Testing, Responsive Testing, QA

Today’s websites tend to be “responsive design” and adapt to fit the screen. Mobile applications can be responsive as well, scaling up to fit your iPad and down to fit your oldest-smallest-yet-still supported iPhone. With mobile and responsive design, you write once; then test over and over again.

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