Test management is the process of organizing and maintaining tests. Contrast with [tag:team-management].

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What other standards exist for Hardware QA?

I have been tasked with considering standards that can be used for hardware testing and QA - the hardware in this case being, for example, DAQ (DAC/ADC) and timing systems for diagnostics in a physics ...
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How to automatically break Unit Tests when their related Requirements change (before any code change)

The shop I work for has recently switched to Agile/Scrum software development. We've started logging User Stories, and defining their scope with Acceptance Criteria. So, we have Features defined ...
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I should follow ISO 12207 but how should I verify integration/code without testing?

I am forced to follow ISO 12207 for systematic approach. I have been reading a lot here and found similar questions, yet not the same one and definitely not any suitable answer. According to this ...
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Modifying multiple Test Cases status [duplicate]

Sometimes I have a list of test cases in the Test Lab and I want to their Status to be changed. Is there any neat way to do it except of just going and doing that one by one?
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Automated Test Management: Running, Saving Results, Querying, etc

The team I am currently working with has a very large application to test (several custom programs, running in a distributed environment), and has built up a very large set of automated test cases for ...
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How do you manage large sets of Acceptance Criteria?

Where I work we've recently made the switch to SCRUM. We've gone through the usual problem involved in such a transition from Waterfall but, overall, we now have a functional Agile/SCRUM approach. ...
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Deployment Testing - when to perform

In order to put an updated service live we have a test team who conduct SAT, UAT etc and the desktop support team will create a Rapid Install Package (RIP) for deployment. My question is when is it ...
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Can we auto create TestCases from the PBI Acceptance Criteria?

Is there a way to auto create Test Cases from the Acceptance criteria defined in TFS?
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Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?

Being Senior QA, I often face one and the same problem: for every project I'm involved in I need to prepare / collect / generate various sort of testing data. It might be VERY different - below are ...
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Open source tool for QA Management,which can provide integration with Bugzilla and jira [closed]

Which is the BEST Open source tool for QA Management, which can provide integration with Bugzilla and jira.
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Open project vs Project Libre [closed]

Have you experience of using these and the knowledge to make a comparision between them for the suitability of managing a testing effort? https://www.openproject.org ...
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Should a scrum be any different for testers from multiple teams?

I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software ...
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Best practices for organising and naming test cases

I have a Python package which may contain several modules. Of course, I have unit tests, component tests, and functional tests. All of them are in package/module/test directories, most of them are ...
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Where to start when testing web pages with large number of options

I have inherited a web application that has no useful requirements/specifications, and no tests. The page that I am currently looking at sets the configuration options for the application and consists ...
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Top n tests failing most frequently in TeamCity

We're considering including top n test failing most frequently into smoke test suite. We want to test things that have tendency to break. How can we find such tests in TeamCity 6? I see no related ...
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Documentation tool in Session-Based Test Management (SBTM)?

I wonder if anyone have experience of a tool for session-based testing? Nowadays we use SharePoint lists where we can write down our session plus other relevant info about the session (requirement, ...
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Open source test management tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium I'm looking for an open source test management tool. Our application is written in ...
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Applying Agile methodology - Testing /QA in Infrastructure Projects

What advice do you have for promoting Agile methodology in delivering Infrastructure projects. Can this be done to good advantage for Quality assurance purposes or are infrastructure projects too ...
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Any good UI evaluation documentation tools?

I am looking for a specific tool which will help me document what I see when I perform web site usability evaluations. At the end of each evaluation, I need to create an report for my client. The ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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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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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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The structure of test logs?

I am working on a project which involves documenting test logs. I want to know the structure of test logs (what should be included).
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How far would you go in ETL and data warehouse testing?

Recently I've been testing on an ETL/Data warehouse project and the strategy I took was to work very closely with the business and leverage their knowledge to come up with all the weird and wonderful ...
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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What are guidelines to use for exit criteria when releasing?

When I am in ship mode I normally apply a set of criteria before I will "Ship". They do vary, however they are typically along the lines of the following: Zarro Boogs (Zero active issues). This ...
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Updates to scripts in test lab

It's been my understanding that when using Test Lab in Quality Center, if changes are made within a script, i.e data/ criteria change those updates DO NOT go backwards and update the the case in Test ...
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Setting the resolution of the slave used by Network Suite of TestComplete wanted

We are using a Network Suite inside of TestComplete 9 to do distributed testing. We have already setup a project that executes on 2 remote computers, our slaves. Sometimes the resolution on the slave ...
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How is the QA org chart across organisations? [closed]

Is QA org a separate vertical operating across different portfolios or is it distributed in each portfolio and detached from other portfolios in the same organisation ?
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What type of testing should I be starting with for a big PHP site?

My title explained it all. I have a site to be tested which has almost 100 million lines of codes. This site hasn't been tested yet. I don't know what type of testing should I start with. Should I ...
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What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?

Note: I've asked this over on SO and p.SE and it got closed. I'm not trying to game the system, just looking for a home :) I'm seeking a little "wisdom of crowds" estimation or a pointer to an ...
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Is a Final Release Report a good way to communicate results?

I'm getting ready to release the next version of our software. In the past when the release is ready to go I will send around an email saying "release xxx is done" and include a basic set of release ...
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Analysis of test steps in HP ALM

Using HP Application Lifecycle Management v11 to track testing, defects, etc. Within this web app they have analysis features that let you create graphs/reports for defects/tests/test instances. Does ...
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Separate tasks between development and QA

As my company begins its first agile project, I'm wondering if it would be easier to have separate tasks for QA and development for each story/requirement. Is it a cleaner process or will the lack of ...
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Tools for tracking automated tests

I have used STAF/STAX in the past, and liked the way that information was tracked in the tests. I'm currently investigating Technologies to tie together a few tools that use XML-RPC, and am ...
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What is customer focus testing and how do I implement it?

I am working in a project as a tester in which I have to do the Customer Focus Test (CFT). But I have no idea on how to do a CFT. Can anybody explain me?
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Tracking manual test cases which are automated

My question is intended to those QA shops which follow the paradigm of writing manual tests and automating them. Though I know that many QA shops don't agree to this paradigm at all. Given the ...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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Keeping automation code away from application source code

Disclaimer: this question is not related to - "Test cases in source code" I am working on a super fast development environment where manual test cases were given no importance (thankfully things are ...
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When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?

It just came into my mind that there are no dedicated QAs in stackexchange team. Since they are indeed making an awesome product, I wonder when does the absence of dedicated quality assurance people ...
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium webservices for our automated functional testing . I have a test which tests creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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How do you organise and manage testing charters?

There appear to be very few tools out there specifically aimed at managing charters for exploratory testing sessions. If you're using SBTM or TBTM, how do you manage your charters? Some of the ...
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What are useful integrations between TCM, Defect Tracker, Source Control and Project Management software?

My company is looking for a new defect tracking tool. One of the issues I have with the old tool and with the current direction things are going in the search for a new tool is that we have ...
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Test cases in source code

Will it be a good practice to have test cases stored along with the source code in a file or within the source code comments itself? Few months back, I met a programmer from a big corporation who ...
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Advice when putting together a cost benefit analysis when considering changing defect tracking systems

we use a homebaked defect tracking system in my org. As a QA I have worked in various different organisations previously and find the current in-house solution to be sub par. I initially started to ...
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How to transfer Test Cases from one TFS2010 server to another

We have two TFS servers, one we use for testing the output of our developers, and one we use for testing features in TFS. The main problem with this is that it means I have to create new test cases to ...
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What is the relation between development hours and testing hours?

Some say that testing hours should be less than development hours when estimating a development project. But I don't fully agree with this. (take an example of web application with shopping cart).
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What is the best way to report test results?

The testing department is new at my company so I am trying to establish some test reporting policies. We are starting out by develping a suite of regression tests which will be good for the long term ...