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Questions tagged [development-process]

A software development process, also known as a software development life cycle (SDLC), is a structure imposed on the development of a software product

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Working with frequently changing requirements [duplicate]

How Software Testing Engineer should act in environment where requirements are very frequently changing? Big tasks appear suddenly so tester doesn't perform them in a proper way. Developers do what ...
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Should QA ask developers for requirements?

Considering Agile software development process. Is it a good practice to ask developers directly for requirements rather than the product owner? The development team had already gathered some ...
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Developers don't write enough or good unit tests, how to address?

Many developers still not seem to the the value and need for unit tests. What might be are the reasons for this so we can address it?
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How to convince project managers that onboarding a tester early is important?

I've recently transitioned to a software engineer in test role--currently the only person in this role. We have a number of projects that are in the early feasibility stages, and I'm trying to ...
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Developer - QA - customer - production branching workflow

How should one use branches to be able to test: on local environment (during development), on a branch for testing with real environment (QA-testing), testing by customers on pre-production branch, ...
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Beginner S.R.S testing section writing advice

I'm writing the Testing section for a SRS for a group project. We started out with the IEEE std 830-1993 SRS template but have kinda moulded it around our project to suit our needs. We are taking an ...
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Is software testing different when we are dealing with game development?

I was reading this paper about the differences between software development in general and game development and the authors made some good points regarding software testing, pointing out, for instance,...
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Switching to Automated Testing from Development, is it good career move? [closed]

I have 2.3 years of experience in development (Core Java). Recently I Switched to a new company. I have experience only in core Java so I'm facing difficulty to get development project. Now I got ...
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When does the testing phase start in a project

When a new project starts in an organization, when does the testing role come in? Is it at the same time as the development stage, or later?
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Multiple product-specific QA teams vs a single generic QA team

Our company has been growing and with it our products and the QA team. Our QA team previously has only handled a single "headline" company's product and had this "startup"-like flexible and agile ...
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Do any technical standards / norms require software testing to be done?

I am just thinking - ISO 9001 of course say you need to have some quality control and quality assurance activities but it is up to you to define it and document it. CMMI is not mandatory (it does ...
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Drawbacks to disabling SSL for functional testing purposes

We've created an OpenLDAP docker image for local development environment and functional testing purposes. We have two protocols to choose from: ldap protocol - port 389 ldaps (LDAP over SSL) ...
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Communicating markup changes between developers and testers

From time to time, our end-to-end tests fail because of a markup change made by one of our UI developers - for instance, there was an id on an element but it got removed/replaced, or an Angular ...
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Asking UI developers to adjust markup to improve automated tests

From time to time when doing test automation, a locator for the desired element is either too complicated, fragile or not readable. In cases like this, we ask developers to add IDs or other data-...
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Manage UI Tests with each branch

Well, we are currently working on three branches: dev, staging, and master My UI tests are running on continued integration pointing only to the dev branch and to the dev application as well. The ...
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How to respond to a suggestion from management to stop writing manual test cases

Thought to ask this question while answering another question about automated test coverage. Our management, is planning to get rid of manual test cases almost completely. And has started ...
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What are some approaches to testing a major software update?

In the past while at work, we've had to do updates to some major libraries/tools we use in building a web app. For example, we recently upgraded Angular versions and are currently updating our Django ...
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Signal to noise ratio during early testing

The Context For the past several years our QA team has been very active in manual and automated testing of our products which led to a very small amount of real-user complaints about the functioning ...
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How to implement CMMI in any organization? [closed]

I need to learn about CMMI process. Like what it is, how it can be effective to make process smooth and mainly, how can we implement this in an organization? I need to know from the very beginning to ...
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Need recommendations for a system for storing test cases, test results, build details, etc

I am working on a process improvement effort, and I need to get our QA operations up to the industry standards. I am exploring the various systems available in the marketplace which help to store ...
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Separate QA v.s. Scrum Team Member - How should QA be involved?

(Sorry it's a long question) I have worked with several companies where QA Team is treated as part of development team, and QA team is involved in most of the activities within development process. ...
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How to deal with a lead developer who questions every action or process suggested by QA lead?

This is a very specific question: I am QA Lead with reports who are senior QA engineers. Half of my team is new. I have more experience in terms of some of the SDLC processes followed in our company ...
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What practices do you use to Test-infect your engineers?

Let me start with some contexts in the form of a quote from JUnit Test Infected: Programmers Love Writing Tests: The Problem Every programmer knows they should write tests for their code. Few ...
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How to update softwares in a company [closed]

If a company wants to update their systems like for example ERP or CRM or a bookkeeping system etc. How can they best do this.. Just update the systems on every computer and hoping it works 100%? Or ...
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Considerations and suggestions for QA lead responsible for software testing and development processes [closed]

I am offered a position as a QA lead, which is a big-big step up for me. I would appreciate some feedback, heads-up, suggestions, certify and considerations when tackling such a responsibility. ...
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How to delegate defects to developers by tester in ALM tool? [closed]

How to delegate defects to developers by tester in ALM tool?
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How to organize a QA Process/Department?

I am in a 10 man team, and I am the only QA in the team. I am new to the team and I have already put a QA process in place. My process is this: Development (will wait till the development phase is ...
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If your organization produces software, does ISO 9001 (or similar) apply to software development, even if you don't trace to ISO 90003?

Let's say that your organization is certified to be compliant with ISO 9001 (or an industry-specific interpretation, such as AS 9100 for aerospace) and that your quality management system applies ...
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Means of Quantification of QA impact

I am currently looking into methods to quantify the effect of QA on a team, be this in terms of overall productivity improvement or net effectiveness. In doing so I am evaluating various methods by ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Testers and developers don't always get along, which can lead to a lot of inefficiencies between testing activities and perform QA. What can developers and other people do to make working with ...
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Status of the requirement which has a critical bug

The requirement is almost implemented with an exception of one single and simple but critical bug (the bug is like "constant X should be added to the final value"). As soon as there is a high priority ...
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Why testing is not a stand alone activity

I am trying to understand the following concept - Testing is done parallel with other activities and thus it is not a stand alone activity, it is a complete process called STLC (Software ...
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How can I organize QA documentation within an Agile environment

In Agile we favor immediate communication over documentation. However, in QA we still have a need and desire to document the process to provide structure and guidance. What high level structure in our ...
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How can I stop Google from crawling my website? [closed]

I have incorporated google analytic code into my website, however, I don't want Google to crawl through my website for some days. If I run "robot.txt", still my website can be viewed in google search ...
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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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The meaning of failure - what is the flaw in our process?

A company I've started working for uses a QA process I haven't come across before, and it seems flawed to me. I'm keen to know what we should do to fix this process. We use a JIRA workflow. After our ...
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QA in an Extreme Programming Agile Environment

I've been a QA in an agile environment before, but I've now found myself at a company that practices Extreme Programming to the T. I was wondering where you guys think that a somewhat traditional ...
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Ways to specify list of files for a build?

I am looking for alternative ways for developers to specify and maintain a list of files that need to be installed on the target system - to be communicated to the build team. At my small company we ...
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Planning next sprint in Agile environment?

My boss and i had a meeting today and the topic was concerned with downtime for dev or QA. We currently work in an Agile environment. My boss wants to start working on dev for the next cycle while QA ...
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Where can I find examples of software development and testing documentation? [closed]

I am looking for real-life working examples of documentation of a software development project (including testing). According to some standard, there are a couple of documents involved in software ...
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Are the gains going from Selenium IDE to headless worth it on small projects

I am a web developer in a very small team(2 devs, one hardware), and I spend as much, if not more time testing applications(due to requirements issues) than the actual developing. To help with this, I'...
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Is there a good mature SaaS development checklist?

We have a generic checklist to set client expectations and ensure that we do the major things in SaaS development like user management (registration, logging in, de-activations, password changes, etc),...
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Evidencing Testing

Historically at our company we have taken screenshots of every step in a test script, even if no bug has been found. We are now moving from a waterfall method to iterative development cycles. Over ...
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QA internship..what should my workflow look like?

I'm an intern at a small custom software company that was hired to help test some of their in house software. They didn't have the time or resources to hire a full time person for testing so they are ...
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What is System-Wide Processing? [closed]

I am not sure if I should post this question here, but I did not found any other stackexchange site which might be more helpful. If this question is better to be asked somewhere else, please feel ...
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What are the advantages of CMMI over ISO 15504 (SPICE), and vice versa?

Trying to write a paper where I have to compare process improvement models to implement for a hypothetical avionics software development company. From researching, it seems that CMMI and SPICE are ...
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How to approach running automated tests “from the head”?

I'm currently one of a group of developers developing tests for a web-based line of products. These products are separate but related, and are periodically released (ie versioned). We are trying to ...
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QA Methodology: Do you retest every change on a new build or only changed code?

I am leading a new QA team at my company and we are small (Myself and one other person). We are currently testing releases compiled by over 10 developers, so the ratio of developers to QA is skewed. ...
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Crowdfunded feature request system - would it make users hate me?

There's a free webapp I develop and I use a feature request system where each user gets limited votes and it works great. Since I don't get paid for this though, I was thinking of turning the most ...
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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 http://www....