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What Metrics Should You Be Using?

What Metrics Should You Be Using?

This is a guest posting by Peter G. Walen. Many high-profile testers react negatively to most metrics programs. They argue that measurements usually do not measure the things intended. They point out that people change their behavior to drive the metrics in the...
6 Ways to Come Up with a Solid Test Strategy

6 Ways to Come Up with a Solid Test Strategy

This is a guest post by Raj Subrameyer. The testing phase is a critical step in the software development lifecycle. Companies of different sizes, from large enterprises to startup companies, invest heavily in this phase. They want the features to match customer...
Are Your Test Cases Really Effective?

Are Your Test Cases Really Effective?

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Test teams are forever designing and adding new tests, running them, and reporting results. But is your test team creating tests that are effective at finding real problems? How do you know if your tests are actually working,...
Prediction Magic

Prediction Magic

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. A while ago I was managing a programmer I’ll call Paul. The job was set. The software was determined. The domain was a little bit different – this was contract work and there were more than a few dependencies...
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...