checking that the documented requirements and models are consistent and meet stakeholder needs

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How do you provide proper tests when there is little documentation

I've worked for companies that have little documentation for their applications, and most of it is probably comments in code. How is a person, who is placed in the quality assurance department, ...
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Software Requirements Engineering

I'm a newbie when it comes to Software Engineering and my question is not directly related to Quality Assurance or Testing. When it comes to Requirement Engineering (RE), the requirements can be ...
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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Can a requirement be verified just by white or gray box testing?

I've read that if a requirement can't be verified by black-box testing or inspection, then it's not a requirement, but a design specification. I'm building a software that makes processing with on ...
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Business analysts commonly do testing work, should testers be involved in analysis work?

In my experience, Business Analysts (BA's) are commonly used to perform "happy path" testing when an application is developed. Should the reverse also be true with testers being (more) involved and ...
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Creating a RTM doc using Protractor Tests

I would like suggestions for how people create RTM documents when creating automated test cases using Protractor/Jasmine. We have our suites set up based on logical sections of the application, not by ...
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How to convince BA that her software requirement may cause problems?

In one of our portals, I am testing one page which prompts user to upload his/her documents required for verification. However, I am able to upload batch or executable files which is incorrect I ...
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If verification is quality control, what is a validation?

I know that verification is QC (focused on products) but what about validation? I would say its QC too, as it does aim on the product workings, yet no source mentiones that. I am trying to understand, ...
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Non-Functional requirements specification

I'm working on a college software project. The whole purpose of the software is to test the application. The teacher is focusing on non-functional requirements, so we have to present metrics, ...
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For software development in a regulated environment, do use distinguish between essential requirements and detailed requirements?

This question applies more in regulated environments. We have our software requirements stored in Word documents an enterprise-wide CFR part 11-compliant document vault. These requirements are ...
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How to test effectively when DEV/BAs design separately?

I'm at an organization where QA is basically kept in the dark when it comes to requirements/technical design. Documents are created usually during the Requirement gathering phase, but then by the time ...
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What should software verification focus on? [closed]

If software verification focuses on the quality of the completed products, should it also check that we have actually built the right product? Should it also help in monitoring tool wastage and ...
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How to specify mobile devices web-app to be tested for in the Requirements?

It's easy to specify the requirements for web-applications used on laptops (max-min screen width, set of browsers, set of OS) e.g.: screen from 1280 x 802 to 1600 x 992px liquid layout, and static ...
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Anyone aware of a browser where HTTPS can be disabled entirely for negative testing?

I'm looking for a way to have a negative test result on a site requiring HTTPS that has a http->https redirect. I already have steps showing the redirect, and I can use the --ssl-version-max=ssl3 flag ...
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validations for text fields like country, State, cities

What should be proper validations for text fields like country, State, city i.e. can it be only characters or alphanumeric or can it also include special characters
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Quality Center: How to check if a test is already included in any requirement [closed]

How can I check that a specific Test Case is already included in any of the existing requirements? Currently I see no other way rather than going through all the requirements and trying to locate this ...
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When is a bug a story and a story a bug

I'm currently debating what constitutes a bug and a story. If there is no evidence for expected behavior then, Are all perceived issues are bug? If a change is made in a story that wasn't detailed ...
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what role does requirements play in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question: "which role the requirements play in white-box testing?" Of ...
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Adding a threshold amount to an Excel formula for validation

I'm using Excel to highlight differences in two outputs that should be the same. My problem is that even if they're different by a value of 0.001 (which is technically correct), I want to add a ...