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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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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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Product designers made a mistake, it is already in a released version, is it a defect? [closed]

From the QA-ops perspective: product designers, product owners and this kind of people are often very "soft" with product requirements. They often put a lot of prio on function requirements ...
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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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How to implement ATDD and TDD at the same time

I highly appreciate your effort to provide me with real implementation. As example: For scrum process from requirement to user story and acceptance criteria and when to start design TDD and ATDD maybe ...
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Should bugs found by exploratory test methods be taken against QA?

Should "unplanned" test cases be taken against QA's metrics in the organisation? For context: there is an established process during the development life cycle where the development team and ...
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QA gets all the work at the end of the sprint

We have an issue in our Scrum Agile process, where all the developers get PBI (Product Backlog Item) work done in the last few days of the sprint. And then QA is forced to test everything at end of ...
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What kind of testing should a developer do before passing a build to the QA team?

As a developer my knowledge of best QA practices, etc., are limited to know just enough to get me by writing unit tests, etc. From a tester's point of view, what testing procedures should the ...
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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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Software metrics before development

I'm working on a task to create a quality metrics for our development process. I have come across Test metrices and other size, complexity related metrices. But, I need to know if there's any metrics ...
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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 do. The ...
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The third amigo problem when customer is unknown

BDD is a useful collaboration tool (amongst other purposes). One of the main benefits is the shared language between customers/business analysts, developers, and testers. This is facilitated by the ...
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How to streamline this process into our workflow?

Background: We are a software as a service company, focusing on education sector. Lately, we decided to have a meeting that involves all Devs/qa to go through each ticket in our upcoming sprint and ...
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How can we apply the defect arrival rate to mesure the project evolution?

I wonder how can we apply the defect arrival rate to discover the progress in our testing projects from developers and testers side ? Is there a risk by applying such approach ?
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Unit testing - how to decide if (and how) we need to invest more in unit testing?

As a tester, I've been asked to provide some concrete input regarding unit testing - with regards to the overall product and process quality. Our current situation is as follows: Organisation has ...
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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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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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Testing COE (Center of Excellence) is there any need of such team in such Ery of Agile world?

Being hardcore techie, I have been fortunate to work/lead lot of Test COE (Center of Excellence) initiatives of either improving QA Process or Designing Resualble Front end/back end Automation ...
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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 the development team, and the QA team is involved in most of the activities within the ...
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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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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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Timing of development and testing in agile environment

We currently have a two-week sprint and we seem to have issues with timing between testing and development. We have (nearly) daily releases to a test environment. We stage our release about 1.5 days ...
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How can I organize QA documentation within an Agile environment

In Agile we favour 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 ...
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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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Good resources for traditional testers adapting to an Agile environment

I haven't experienced a transition from waterfall to Agile myself - I worked for companies using Prince2, waterfall approaches to managing projects, and then I got a job working for a company using ...
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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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Which document is used for post deployment and what is its name/content?

Which document is used for post deployment or what is the name of that document. And what things does this document include?
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Are there generally accepted standards for frequency of bugs?

Are there any sort of general standards, levels or percentages for how many issues should be reopened due to a bug being found during testing? Of course this will vary but I am looking for a general ...
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Customers can almost never submit or monitor bug reports or otherwise communicate with development, even indirectly. Why?

This is "a site for software quality control experts..." Why do most software-based companies seem to have a wall to prevent customers from submitting or monitoring bug reports, via support or ...
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What does QA need to take into consideration while checking that tasks are valid

I'm the QA lead in my company, and as part of that I'm responsible for the quality of the TASKS that each engineer has. What does it mean? I need to verify that each task/story/bug that assigned ...
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API/REST API Performance Testing within a Gateway Staging Environment. At what point which performance test procedure should be used correctly?

In my current project, there is planning regarding a load and performance test within a staging environment and Jenkins pipeline based. The question I'm only asking myself when and where to start in ...
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Legal test (on pre-producten Stage) slows down deliveries. How can I structure or accelerate this process?

In the course of, among other things, legal test procedures in the staging area, we have integrated a further step, namely pre-production, in which our lawyers check the texts of the pages to be ...
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What are the proper metrics and methodologies for measuring how well a QA department is doing?

I'm trying propose meaningful changes to measure how well the QA department in our company is doing. I've gone through similar Stackexchange pages that go over measuring a teams/individual's ...
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Can someone identify the name of this product development cycle?

I've googled this on several occasions but have not found an answer to this. In our office project, we work on software development and testing. We use the following terms: Docking: The time when the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...