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Successfully Managing Outsourced Test Teams

Successfully Managing Outsourced Test Teams

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Working with outsourced test teams can offer some great advantages. But whether you hire an offshore team or a local contractor, keep in mind that managing any team outside your organization is work. Don’t be caught by surprise...
Remote Culture: Easy Activities and Ideas for Big Wins

Remote Culture: Easy Activities and Ideas for Big Wins

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Increasing team engagement, building trust, and having fun with your team can be difficult in the best of circumstances, so it can become overwhelming in remote situations. Effective managers recognize that connected and...
How to Decide if You Should Automate a Test Case

How to Decide if You Should Automate a Test Case

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Test automation is imperative for the fast-paced agile projects of today. Testers need to continuously plan, design and execute automated tests to ensure the quality of the software. But the most important task is to decide...
The Unexpected Dream Team: Testers and Customer Support

The Unexpected Dream Team: Testers and Customer Support

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Sometimes relationships between the support team and the test team will emerge organically, but often they don’t. The teams are frequently just kept too separated. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the effort to change that....
Balance in Test Automation

Balance in Test Automation

This is a guest post by Peter G. Walen. Companies and teams often struggle to get the right mix of test automation into their testing toolbox. There are some, perhaps many, that struggle to determine what needs to be tested. The next question is the hard one. ...