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checking that the documented requirements and models are consistent and meet stakeholder needs

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Verification and validation of a requirement spec (following B.Boehm's paper)

The purpose of this questions is for me to understand the concept, I am well aware in practice I just do these things, regardless of how I call them. Also, the famous paper from B.Boehm (GUIDELINES ...
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Can contract requirements be met but software still not accepted?

I am reading a technical standard IEEE 730-2014 which defines the following two activities: 5.4.3 Evaluate product for conformance to established requirements Determine the degree to which the ...
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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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What could a QA engineer do when a project is in an early stage?

Good day, beautiful and smart people! We've been prototyping an application and it is more or less at the MVP stage and the customer, seeing the minimum desired functionality, is taking things ...
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What percentage of total Requirements for a system are defect?

I have a question regarding the percentage of defect requirements of the total set of requirements for a certain System. Is there any literature, that has some figures (i.e. mean) how many ...
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Possible Test cases for “We should allow user to have easy way to contact support via web site”

When writing test cases for "Contact us" link, what should I write for this requirement "We should allow user to have easy way to contact support via web site"
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IEEE 730 standard - Why was “non-functional” term deprecated when applied to requirements?

I am reading the "Software Quality Assurance" eBook by Claude Y. Laporte, Alain April, Leo R. Best, Morris Hein, and Scott Pattison that was published on 22-DEC-2017 by IEEE Computer Society Press. ...
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What is the best practice to analyze the requirement as a tester?

I read this in a blog that Most of the bugs in software are due to incomplete or inaccurate functional requirements I think the main reason for this due is less some lagging in the requirement ...
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Password field testing, few questions

I have no requirements for this field by default in my case. 1) If password field accept password like 8 empty spaces in a row, is it usually considered like a bug? 2) If no validating for field ...
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What should be a tester's reaction when any person from business team find a bug?

I work with a business team where no one has been a developer or has studied software engineering. I have been working on their Android App as a QA for the past few months, and I have realized that ...
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How should Testers improve their analysis of the the Functional specification document?

I work on testing a web-based financial application. Usually as soon as the Business Analyst publishes the first version of the 'Functional specification/requirements' document, I as a black-box/...
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How should agile stories be written to make QA testing easy?

I often see agile stories that don't clearly describe what is being developed. Often, nothing is mentioned about how the story must be tested at a high level. I generally don't see this issue in UI ...
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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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What if the application has functionality that wasn't in the requirements?

It may take serious effort to determine if an application has significant unexpected or hidden functionality, and it would indicate deeper problems in the software development process. If the ...
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Need help in understanding the below Requirement? [closed]

Identify minimum number of users to test requirement? Below you will find the requirements to identify the Account Diversity Grade of a user. Read the requirements carefully and identify what test ...
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How do I test when I have incomplete requirements

My client doesn't have a full requirement document but they want their software delivered anyway. How should I go about designing tests for the client, and how should I test their product? I would ...
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Creating a RTM doc using Protractor Tests

I would like suggestions for how people create RTM documents when creating automated test cases using Protractor/Jasmine. We have our suites set up based on logical sections of the application, not by ...
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What role does requirements play in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question: "which role the requirements play in white-box testing?" Of ...
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What should software verification focus on? [closed]

If software verification focuses on the quality of the completed products, should it also check that we have actually built the right product? Should it also help in monitoring tool wastage and ...
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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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When is a bug a story and a story a bug

I'm currently debating what constitutes a bug and a story. If there is no evidence for expected behavior then, Are all perceived issues are bug? If a change is made in a story that wasn't detailed ...
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How to specify mobile devices web-app to be tested for in the Requirements?

It's easy to specify the requirements for web-applications used on laptops (max-min screen width, set of browsers, set of OS) e.g.: screen from 1280 x 802 to 1600 x 992px liquid layout, and static ...
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Anyone aware of a browser where HTTPS can be disabled entirely for negative testing?

I'm looking for a way to have a negative test result on a site requiring HTTPS that has a http->https redirect. I already have steps showing the redirect, and I can use the --ssl-version-max=ssl3 flag ...
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Adding a threshold amount to an Excel formula for validation

I'm using Excel to highlight differences in two outputs that should be the same. My problem is that even if they're different by a value of 0.001 (which is technically correct), I want to add a ...
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Non-Functional requirements specification

I'm working on a college software project. The whole purpose of the software is to test the application. The teacher is focusing on non-functional requirements, so we have to present metrics, ...
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validations for text fields like country, State, cities

What should be proper validations for text fields like country, State, city i.e. can it be only characters or alphanumeric or can it also include special characters
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Can a requirement be verified just by white or gray box testing?

I've read that if a requirement can't be verified by black-box testing or inspection, then it's not a requirement, but a design specification. I'm building a software that makes processing with on ...
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Quality Center: How to check if a test is already included in any requirement [closed]

How can I check that a specific Test Case is already included in any of the existing requirements? Currently I see no other way rather than going through all the requirements and trying to locate this ...
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How to convince BA that her software requirement may cause problems?

In one of our portals, I am testing one page which prompts user to upload his/her documents required for verification. However, I am able to upload batch or executable files which is incorrect I ...
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If verification is quality control, what is a validation?

I know that verification is QC (focused on products) but what about validation? I would say its QC too, as it does aim on the product workings, yet no source mentiones that. I am trying to understand, ...
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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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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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For software development in a regulated environment, do use distinguish between essential requirements and detailed requirements?

This question applies more in regulated environments. We have our software requirements stored in Word documents an enterprise-wide CFR part 11-compliant document vault. These requirements are ...
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How do you provide proper tests when there is little documentation

I've worked for companies that have little documentation for their applications, and most of it is probably comments in code. How is a person, who is placed in the quality assurance department, ...
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Business analysts commonly do testing work, should testers be involved in analysis work?

In my experience, Business Analysts (BA's) are commonly used to perform "happy path" testing when an application is developed. Should the reverse also be true with testers being (more) involved and ...