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An established set of criteria that software testing practitioner has to meet or adhere to.

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Changing testing culture in the company

What could one developer do to change the attitude towards testing in a company where testing is considered a second-class citizen? I'd like to keep this question generic, but, if details are needed, ...
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Establishing QA in a new company - models/guidelines to follow?

Our company opens a new subsidiary and my task is to establish the complete QA (QA, not testing) from scratch. For Quality control (testing, reviews, audits etc.) I intend to adopt TMMi Maturity Level ...
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What are the implications of adding ISO 15288 after ISO 12207?

This question is aimed at QA people who have already adopted ISO 12207. Do any of you have experience with ISO 15288 as well? How does the act of adopting 15288 after starting with 12207 affect ...
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Requirements confusion - Functional suitability as Non-functional characteristic (ISO25010)

Trying to understand the standards (ISO) but so far, I find it very confusing. 50% of books state Functionality naturally belongs under Functional requirements, while the other 50% state that ...
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What is quality javascript in the new world of es6+

Javascript has changed hugely in the last five years with es6 Now we have choices about whether to use let, const or var We can choose whether to use arrow functions to reduce code verbiage Is ...
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Standard set of unit tests for data layer code

While designing test cases for an application's database code (the data layer), I would like to determine a good subset of tests to run in order to guarantee its proper function. In essence, the goal ...
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Differences between Standard for Software Component Testing (BCS, SIGIST, 2001) and BS 7925-2:1998

What (if any) are the differences between The Standard for Software Component Testing (from the British Computing Society SIGIST and available for free) and BS 7925-2 (which is available to purchase ...
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How can ISO 9000 and ISO 25000 Quality definition differ - parts included

ISO 2500 SQ quality definition goes as follows and I really do not understand the note with regards to ISO 9000: capability of software product to satisfy stated and implied needs when used under ...
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How to determine 'reasonable' response times for performance testing?

I have found performance targets (how long web pages take to respond to actions) difficult to introduce into organizations. There seem to be are no clear definitions (in the industry) that are ...
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Should test cases contain more than one step with expected result (ISO 29119 definition)

There is a big dispute in the software testing world. In general, a test case is a pair of an input and an expected output (or as many books say, it mostly has just a single step: do sth and check it)....
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Are there standards describing the different processes for software QA on software that you buy/obtain?

We as an organisation need to provide our regulator with a description of the processes describing how we "handle" software (usually computational software) that we buy or obtain from others. These ...
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How quality relates to functionality? (it is not considered by quality models)

Some quality models, like the probably best known one, ISO 25000 (SQuaRE project) defines quality model based on quality characteristics that are all non-functional. It explicitly reads that the model ...
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How to apply boundary value analysis to a practically unlikely/impossible boundary?

I am involved in an effort to write a set of regression test scripts for a point of sale system. We are using ISO standards such as ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-4 to determine our test techniques. For various ...
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I should follow ISO 12207 but how should I verify integration/code without testing?

I am forced to follow ISO 12207 for systematic approach. I have been reading a lot here and found similar questions, yet not the same one and definitely not any suitable answer. According to this norm,...
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What Standards are covered in the Release Process?

I have recently been tasked with comparing our current release process with any existing compliance standards or other best practice standards to see what we are doing right, and what we might need to ...
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Validation and verification in CMMi, ISO, IEEE. What should I refer to?

Working on my master thesis, today I found this site (I previously asked on programmers) so I hope you will not mind if I ask here to get more great answers. The thing is that I have to classify ...
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How is SW quality related to ISO 9000 (QMS)?

Many books mention that for SW quality approach (including testing), one should adhere to and depend on the quality system in the organization. I assume that is QMS based on ISO 9000 which I have no ...
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ISTQB: testing = analysis but dynamic testing != dynamic analysis?

This is more like an academic question. Although, common perception is that dynamic analysis is testing itself, most of advanced sources (but AFAIK also the ISTQB) distinct between: dynamic testing (...
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Is there any standard/guideline to follow on HW testing as ISO9126? [closed]

For software, it is often beneficial to use ISO9126/25010 as a roadmap for test coverage (e.g. functionality, reliability ...) and I wonder, is there something like that for HW? Some categorization I ...
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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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How to choose appropriate test data for equivalence class partitions?

When using Equivalence Class Partitioning to generate test cases you need to choose appropriate test data (such as input values) based on your partitions. Should I care about other test scripts ...
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Security testing - functional or non-functioal, ISO 9126 vs ISO 25010

Some sources, e.g. ISTQB, claim that security testig is a functional one. This would be compliant with ISO 9126 (which the ISTQB is based on) but it goes against most other sources - as far as I know, ...
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Maximum how many lines in a java class file recommended?

Same question I browsed over the internet but not getting the one point answer. I'am working on Automation Selenium using Java. I have created one class lets say ProductDetailsPage.java so I have ...
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What can be used within individual workbenches to produce the right output? - ISTQB question

I have found the following question in an ISTQB Foundation Level exam sample paper. Q13. ________ and ________ are used within individual workbenches to produce the right output products. A. Tools ...
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Is there any standards in Software Performance testing? [closed]

Are there any standards in Software Performance testing? Have found subsubsection about performance in ISO 29119-4. Is it all? Is there a single document written entirely about performance testing? -...
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What other standards exist for Hardware QA?

I have been tasked with considering standards that can be used for hardware testing and QA - the hardware in this case being, for example, DAQ (DAC/ADC) and timing systems for diagnostics in a physics ...
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Standard to take source of software

In my office we worked with a software developer that he create some software for us and now he want to quit. We need to take the source of these softwares and deliver that to another developer . Is ...
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Difference between standards “correctly implemented” and “followed” - QA vs QC

I have been reading quite an interesting site SQA.net where I stumbled upon the following: When the requirements are produced (in this example) the Software Quality Control team would ensure that ...
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Standard format for Reporting

Is there any standard format for reports i.e. order of the columns in the reports? For example, we have usually ID's, Names, Dates. Addresses, Amount etc in the reports. Is there any standard for the ...
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What is the difference between a software quality analyst, and a software tester

I'm learning about software quality assurance on my own (self-education). I am using a lot of youtube videos and I'm also googling some of questions. I have just realized that there are differences ...
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Industry standards in Quality Objective values

Can anyone tell me what is the industry standards for the following values in a IT industry? Average errors per man-day (count) Delivery slippage per release (days) Estimation variation (days)