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How to distinguish known issues from real misses and communicate both to management

As am I working in a small firm, there is no QA manager position here right now. We are working with different projects, currently I am focusing on 4 to 6 projects which are using agile development. ...
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How can a software tester improve their note-taking skills while doing exploratory testing?

Should we take notes in a simple text file or should we take it in a fancy Excel sheet? How can we take effective notes that can be helpful while revisiting a testing module or application?
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How do you ensure the quality of the design when the design is “by doing”?

I am convinced that an incremental design can be good. But if in the beginning a bad design is chosen and the subsequent steps are always based on it, in my opinion it can also run very badly. So ...
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How to organise tests for multiple versions of a feature

I have this scenario for using Jira and Zephyr: I wrote a test against "Feature A" for release "Release 1". Now some of the functionality of "Feature A" was changed for "Release 2". I want to be able ...
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Handling Issues in a agile environment? [duplicate]

Right now I'm almost tormented by answering the following question: "How do we handle our errors and issues in an agile environment?" Scrum is a framework that does not directly dictate how to ...
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What should I do when receiving testing modules depended module is not completed from developer side

You are getting a build for testing with three modules, but the second module is in the development phase. So what do you do when you need to test the third module, which is dependent on the first and ...
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Best way to communicate scenarios to be tested to the QA team

After finishing coding a new module for a web app, the team leader told me to inform the QA team to log in the dev version of the app and test all the possible scenarios. The obvious answer here, ...
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The test team as an enemy of development? And how can this be avoided?

Details Forming a Scrum team should include all the skills necessary to develop a user story in order to deliver a potentially deliverable product increment with each sprint. In traditional ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

I am a black-box tester myself. I take my job seriously and try to find new ways to improve my test design experience. I have seen some of the Software Testers in my company take their job very ...
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Buffer for errors in the Sprint Planning Meeting?

In a discussion with a Product Owner I had the situation that there were many bugs in the Product Backlog, but PO did not have time to prioritize them. So he wanted to set a story that is timeboxed ...
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How to improve agile environments as test lead?

I'm a test lead in a company and have only a handful of people in the testing team. We are working on multiple projects simultaneously. Our company is following an Agile methodology. In some time, ...
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How to deal with or prevent idle in the test team?

I'm currently in two scrum projects. The team consists of 9 people (5 developers, 3 testers). We work with user stories, story point estimates and two-week sprints. The team has received a great deal ...
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What do I have to consider in an exploratory test charter?

I am currently trying to build a test charter for my exploratory test within a timebox. But what exactly should this charter contain? Session Charter: This includes a mission statement, a short ...
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What is the best way to automate acceptance testing?

First of all: A royal road and a really correct solution to automate acceptance tests does not yet exist. I am as aware of that as many of you are aware. But is that really so? Is there no way to go? ...
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What changes for testers when they are testing in agile environments?

We know that the whole development team is responsible for the quality of the product. If only the testers test, there can be no question of shared responsibility. Of course, the testers in the team ...
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How can a Tester use Heuristics effectively to generate good test ideas?

I have tried to use Test design Heuristics to guide my strategy for test design. For instance, during exploratory test session, I use different tours like file tour, menu tours. Can you give real-...
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The best way to summarize QA reporting?

We all know the problem, we have a reporting for the unit test, which is then usually sent as a warning "Build is not running" via email. We have a reporting for automated acceptance test, we have an ...
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Exploratory testing or SBTM in the Sprint Planning?

I would like to include SBTM in our sprint. Ask with, of course, many questions. Where is the difference to explorative testing? Is more worthwhile an explorative test with timebox? What times should ...
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Should only Software Testers be blamed for serious production defects?

I work as QA engineer whose responsibility is primarily testing the functionality of a financial web application and database testing to some extent. I have miss some critical defects in the past ...
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How to ask better questions as QA to business analyst regarding functional specs to add value?

As a manual software tester, i ask a lot of questions/queries to my team's business analysts in email. For ex, there are some UI or functionality changes implemented, then i have queries both before ...
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How to effectively document / manage existing manual test cases?

Recently, I came across a feature that had been tested before. This ticket was assigned to me on Jira, there was no mentioning of any previous testing on this ticket. After I discovered a few issues ...
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Functional Testing - How do you track your test cases?

So I'm the sole-developer maintaining a software project owned by a non-profit. Being the sole CS guy on the project, I'm finding myself wearing many different hats. One of those is of your typical ...
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How to structure the test suite in test management tool

Im using Testlink as our test management tool. We are using in agile environment How to structure our test cases as test suite in our test management tool. Also how to maintain the tracerbility We ...
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What is the advantage of choosing testing as compared to other career paths in Software Industry?

I have had many people tell me that I made a big mistake by choosing QA path in IT industry and that I will never get opportunities to grow as compared to developers and database experts. Please ...
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Difference between Test Cycle and Test Suite, in qTest

I am trying to navigate qTest for the first time and get a good understanding of the application. What is the difference between a Test Cycle and a Test Suite as described by qTest's Test Execution ...
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How to resolve high priority issue at the time of delivery [duplicate]

What will you do if you find a high priority bug and your client wants to deploy the software after knowing that critical bug and you don't have your Developer to fix that bug he is on vacation?
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New to Management Information testing

I am starting a new role as a Management Information tester. Can someone give me some beginners advice please. I keep hearing source and target? What exactly does this mean?
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How to evaluate a candidate skills for purely manual testing [duplicate]

Is there any well-defined process to be followed in evaluating a candidate for manual testing?
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How should Software Testers improve the process of Requirements Analysis?

Whenever, i am working on my task of Analyzing the functional specification or requirements documents of any new Feature, enhancement or Defect fixes, I just go through what is clearly evident in the ...
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Should Software Testers say that functionality is “working fine” or should they say that “it seems/appears to working fine or looks good”?

As a blackbox tester, while giving my testing status to the management, i usually refrain from saying that a particular feature, enhancement of defect is "working fine" and say that it seems/appear to ...
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Test Design Automation

I have downloaded an article from Dzone regarding Test Design Automation. I"m not quite understand what is Test Design Automation. Please enlighten me on this.
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Looking for a SAAS with step-by-step test cases + email alert on success + github issue opening on failure

Anyone knows such a service? Want it to be as simple as possible and use it mainly for running sanity checks on every version. I want to define a test case (hopefully divided to sections) and be ...
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Im looking a test plan template document for agile environment. Appreciate if you can share

Im preparing some QA template for QA department. We are following Agile development process and im looking a test plan template that can use in agile environment
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What would be the strategy when too many bugs are found in the final round of testing?

The QA team starts testing a software/product and there are “way too many” defects…! Every other scenario is failing, new flows are explored & clarifications sought. What would be the strategy now?...
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How do you know when to stop testing?

Background: While manually testing an application in scenarios, where an application has complex functionality features, supporting multiple platforms(Web/mobile/Web APIs)/versions(OS Versions) where ...
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Looking for ''test management tool'' for manual testing [duplicate]

I am researching Test Management tool for creating test plan, test cases, test coverage, test matrix, reports and also should integrate with automation tools with providing some features for e.g. test ...
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How to ensure one change does not affect the rest of the component?

There will be a lot of releases coming out during the lifecycle of a package release. How to ensure that the latest change does not affect the previous components? I would say once a release ...
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What is the difference between unexpected result and deviation from normal workflow?

In the context of software testing, what is the difference between the following: Deviation from normal workflow Unexpected results Incorrect results
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How to motivate devs to test their own work?

I don't know if you have faced the situation but I wanted to open a discussion about the following topic: How to motive developers to test their own work? When I mean "their own work" it can go ...
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How to incorporate manual testing into an existing project

My project is a CRUD web application written in PHP and React, with user panel and admin panel. We were just assigned a manual tester and I (as the project's Lead Developer, and a person responsible ...
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What is the best way to write test scenarios?

I often get requests from developers and others to test some scenarios to check if a web app functions correctly. Generally, these scenarios don't have enough details and I have to waste a lot of time ...
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Proper button names for warning popups

In our application, we show warning popup about unsaved data and that popup contains following message with two buttons OK and Cancel You've unsaved data. Do you want to continue? If we look at the ...
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Management of test cases and test runs for an application developed for multiple countries?

I am working on an application which is developed on multiple countries. It has common features, and based on country, specific features, which are according to the countries. We use QC for test ...
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How important is doing QA considered today (2017)?

I'm doing QA since a while now and I am content with my job. However one thing I'm not so sure about is the value of being QA. The reason why I am asking this is because I see far more developers ...
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What are the top browsers to test on?

I have made the web platform for cab booking service. And I want to ensure the user interface and functionality of my web application across different browsers. But there are many browsers available ...
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Recon testing sessions

I've recently stumbled upon a new term I have not heard before - "Recon testing sessions" - from what I understand these are the very first manual testing sessions of a software when one learns about ...
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Modeling application state transitions

I am a little bit confused with the "state transition modeling" technique used for testing. On a high-level, we have 3 major states when a user logs into the application under test: logged out ...
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How to link test cases back to the requirement (specification) document, and vice-versa

We are slowly generating small automated test cases for some software we develop. We've only got a few dozen or so written so far and we expect that in the end, we will have a few hundred, maybe a few ...
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How to use fictitious people and personas in testing?

I've recently stumbled upon the concept of "Personas": A persona, first introduced by Alan Cooper, defines an archetypical user of a system, an example of the kind of person who would interact ...
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Gamification in software testing

Is there a place for gamification in software testing? Could it be made as a part of a regular testing process and could it have a positive impact on productivity and quality? I've been thinking ...