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

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What are some practical ways of using Lateral Thinking in testing? [on hold]

I have read about 6 thinking hats. What are some ways in which a tester can use 'Lateral thinking' which is opposite of linear thinking. kindly show some examples/techniques which can be helpful in ...
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Are metrics something important?

When I worked for a CMMI level 5 company, they used a predictive approach for almost all and for that same reason metrics were very important, they were the inputs for next projects. But now, I think ...
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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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Should QA report bugs on features before they are fully implemented?

I am a developer and I generally check in partial implementations so that I don't have too much uncommited code at any time. I make sure that the application compiles and that it does not interfere ...
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Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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Looking for an excellent example of using a spreadsheet for test case management

It is an unfortunate reality of our industry that many testers are stuck using a spreadsheet to manage their test cases. I wanted to ask (in a community wiki), what are some good techniques and ...
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Use JIRA for Test Cases, without Zephyr

We are using Jira for product backlog and bug tracking, but not willing to pay for Zephyr, it's not really a big need for it. Is there any way to manage the test cases using simply JIRA? I'm ...
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How do I improve my Test Idea generation ability? [duplicate]

I have always tried to improve my test coverage as a black-box tester. Still, I believe that I need to improve my ability to generate practical and highly-usable ideas to test better so that I find ...
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Impact Flow Tracking for feature update & changes

I have been working in startup as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, like say product page redesign - ...
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I'm researching Test Case Management tools for my company. I'd love to hear pros and cons of your favorites and why

I'm currently researching test case management tools for my company; I'd like to give my development team visibility into what the testing status is, and also I'd like to have some accountability ...
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Where can I find ISTQB Foundation mock exams with reliable answers?

Where can I find ISTQB mock exams with reliable answers? I have heard that there are a lot of sites with mock exams but they told me to be careful because some of their answers are not correct.
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Test Architecture Design document?

Note : I already posted this question at Stackoverflow and someone already helped me to request to move my previous thread to SQA stack exchange, but no one replied. So, I am so sorry for cross ...
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How to lock particular test case in Test plan module when some one is working in Particular TC

If a user is working on a particular test case in Test plan module.He is copying that test case to some other project but he wants to make sure no other person should work on it or just a information ...
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How to organize Test Plans in Microsoft Test Manager

Question: for those of you who create Test Plans based on product area rather than per iteration, why? And for those of you who create new, fresh Test Plans based on your release cycle (iteration / ...
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Control delivery dates and version releases

Currently I am the only tester of my company and participate in several projects at the same time. So far, we don't have document to show explicitly test versions, versions that the client uses and ...
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Difference between Exploratory Testing , Monkey Testing and Ad-hoc Testing?

Monkey testing is a software testing technique in which the testing is performed on the system under test randomly. Exploratory testing is simultaneous learning, test designing and execution.Tester ...
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How should a tester deal with a bug found in production?

In my previous project, I was working as a back-box/manual tester. My major responsibilities were performing function testing, executing regression suites, running smoke tests etc. I was testing a ...
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Requirement-to-code traceability in Agile/Scrum development?

I'm trying to figure out how to provide an easy-to-manage requirements-to-code (and vice-versa) traceability to some projects which use SCRUM and JIRA. The projects use unit testing. So I'm splitting ...
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Key Performance Areas/KPI for a Manual Tester/QA? [closed]

What are some good categories/parameters for performance measurement of Manual QA Engineer/Personnel having knowledge of Database testing as well?
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Negative scenario testing for Banking Applications? [closed]

Banking/Payment apps that include debit/credit transactions from multiple bank accounts. what can be some out of the box negative/complex scenarios for that. How to create ideas for negative testing? ...
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How to differentiate myself from other Testers in the team? [closed]

I am responsible for testing an enterprise web application, what other things of high value can a tester do to stand out of the crowd. Apart from obvious activities like test data creation, test case ...
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End-to-end testing from desktop app to website

I'm currently investigating ways for executing End-to-end testing on a system that contains two parts which are dependent on one another. The first part is a desktop application and the second is a ...
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What is automation testing and why do we need it?

I am new to the field of software testing. I would like to clarify the following basic things: As there were different types of testing process, we used to do manually enter testcases and write for ...
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Can I force a Jenkins job to report a successful TestNG test even when the suite has failures?

Can I force a Jenkins job to report a successful TestNG test even when the suite has failures? I have a test suite with 100 tests and I want to report a success in Jenkins if there are 3 or fewer ...
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Best practices to organize the automated tests in a continuous delivery world [closed]

I am trying to organize my automated tests in the source control [ GIT] - mostly Jprofiler/Jmeter, Selenium and SOAP tests. What are the industry standards for organizing/managing the Automated ...
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Test Management Tool for Cucumber part 2

I saw there is already a question on this, as well as an answer in this link: Test Management Tool for Cucumber But I have a doubt, as is suggested I used Jenkins and created a job to execute my ...
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Questions to ask when estimating testing effort?

I've been a software tester for a little more than a couple of years now and I'm looking to upgrade my skills for the role of Team Lead. Team leaders and managers usually have to do the planning and ...
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Alternatives to HP Quality Center for small business

Which are the alternatives today? Not only freeware, but tools affordable for a development team of 3-5 men. I like the structure and flexibility of HP QC, so a similar tool would be nice to have.
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How to test an application that implements some cryptographic stuff?

I want to implement the following homomorphic encryption scheme from On-the-Fly Multiparty Computation on the Cloud via Multikey Fully Homomorphic Encryption by Lopez-Alt et al. I use C++ and I want ...
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can object repository be maintained in excel?

I use a framework where we are maintaining Object Repository in property file. Can it be maintained in excel as we do not want to keep on updating the property file.
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How to organise multiple SoapUI test scenarios to the same REST endpoint?

Let's say I have a REST service that allows you to search for rail journeys - and that once you have selected them, you can book them. The endpoint is example.com/service/v1/book, and to create the ...
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Is there a test management tool that I can associate tests with multiple projects?

I am looking for a test management tool (mainly for manual testing) that would allow me to associate tests to multiple projects. We are a consulting firm that has many clients with different ...
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What are some of the best Software Testing Courses for a beginner? [closed]

I am a complete novice in software testing. I want to learn more about black-box/functional testing in general. Which courses(free or paid Text/video courses) could i use to learn better to write test ...
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How to write Proper Test Case steps?

I am beginner in writing test cases. I am working on a live mobile testing project. Consider a test case to login to a Mobile application: Test case Description: To verify that user is able ...
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What material can help a tester generate more and better ideas? [duplicate]

which domain knowledge other than software engineering can help a tester generate good test ideas? any books , courses, philosophy, theories , puzzles etc.
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Good resources for building a QA team

Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
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Test Ideas for testing a Payment/Banking Application? [closed]

I work on manual/functional testing of a Banking/Payment web application. This application allows cash transfers from many different savings/checking accounts to a central account which corporation ...
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Test Result Management and Reporting tool

I'm looking for a some sort of management/reporting tool that collects the results of tests, stores them for reporting, then lets users generate reports based on those tests. We have numerous test ...
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What are good heuristics to generate testing time estimates as a percentage of development time

I know there are different factors that would make it higher or lower. I'm looking for a base percent to use for estimating the testing of the software. I need to do this because testers/QA are ...
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How to export test cases from test plan in QC

We use QC for test management tool in our project. Usually we write test cases & test steps in spreadsheets and load into QC using 'Export to QC' excel add-in. We have a set of test cases already ...
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simple login test scenarios [closed]

Course Name: Software Quality Assurance I need 25 test scenarios to verify user login that contains just two fields User Name Password It may be Positive scenario or negative scenario.
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What is the best session based test management tool for larger companies with groups of 10-15 testers? [closed]

What is the best session-based test management tool for larger companies? We have multiple test engineer groups, some with up to 7-8 testers. Are there any professional tools to support larger ...
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What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
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Product To Manage Regression Test Suite

I am looking to manage my manual regression test suite in a more professional manner and in a way that helps my QA personnel do their jobs easier. As such I was looking for a product that can help out ...
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How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?

I'm facing a lot of automated GUI tests that fail one or more verifications during their run. All the failings points have been reported in our tracking system and they are known issues but get ...
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What is the best way to move or copy test cases that have not been executed from one folder to another?

I am using HP ALM 11.0. I have to copy a test set in test lab of QC from one folder to another but I want to preserve the status of the test cases in the new test set. When I tried to copy and paste ...
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What type of questions should be asked if I am taking an interview of QA / Testing Lead

I have to take an interview of a QA Lead. Can anybody give me suggestion as to what kind of questions that will be asked apart from regular testing definitions and general questions like how to handle ...
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How to manage a lot of automated test cases

We are a team of 8 QA Analysts. We have automated more than 3,000 test cases for our application. As this number grows bigger and bigger, we are having issues controlling tests that are already ...
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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...