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Questions tagged [test-management]

Test management most commonly refers to the activity of managing the computer software testing process.

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Types of testing for a Digital Consultancy

I know this is a very open question if not debatable but I would like to know what your opinions are. What are the main types of testing you would integrate for a digital consultancy which produces ...
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How to manage “test activities” that take place between test cases in a test suite?

Within a test suite, each test case generates a large amount of test data, which is used as input to the next test case in the sequence. Frequently we want to manipulate the test data to cause ...
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Q: Where to get information about newest trends in testing, especially in test automation? [closed]

my team decided to create a knowledge base for the newest trends in testing and test automation. But I dont really know where to look at to gather information. I've read the "test magazine", but it's ...
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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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How to add test steps from a test to Zephyr Repository?

I have a created an issue type test (with Zephyr) in JIRA and added the test steps in to it. I would like to add the exact same test to my test repository in JIRA as well. How can I do that?
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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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How to define measurable (and practical) KPIs for a QA Manager? [duplicate]

The efforts of QA and software testing team can often become a tad ambiguous. How do we define measurable and apparent KPIs for QA Managers and the software testing teams? Something that explains and ...
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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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ALM Test Status not recognised as Ready

I am using the new SAAS version of ALM (12.55). I have many projects dating back 7 years. About a month or so ago I started experiencing a problem where if I try to Select Tests for a Test Set it ...
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I need to do research on any topic related to Quality assurance. Which topic would be good? [closed]

The topic should not be vague and something which is difficult to achieve. Simple and conclusive topic would be the best.Please suggest some.
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What are the testing practices in Financial Services

I'm currently working on a new financial services software and wanted to know what is the current testing practices in the financial services. Would love to hear any thoughts/insights regarding the ...
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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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Test Management Tool for Cucumber and BDD test cases

We want to maintain a single test management tool for all the cucumber tests and the manual test cases (test cases also written in BDD format). Will create the manual test cycles for execution as ...
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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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Opensource test management tool thats being used for both agile and waterfall

I am looking for some open source test management tool that should go well both for agile and waterfall and can integrate with TFS. Anybody using something like this and have reviews that will be ...
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Is PractiTest can be integrated with TFS easily?? Also does it work for 200-300 users?

I am doing some research on ALM alternative for a banking domain system with lot of bits and pieces projects , some follow waterfall, some follow Agile. Management is trying to bring the digital ...
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Adding tests to a half-finished project

Background: We are a small dev team in a larger org. We have no testers allocated to us. We have had our backs against a wall for five months developing something as quickly as possible. In that time, ...
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Test Management Tools and automated tests - how to integrate the two?

I’m desperately looking for a test management tool that fully supports automated tests. As this sounds simple, I still fail to do so. We have a bunch of automated tests, which are run as part of our ...
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What are the Differences in Test Management with TFS vs MTM for 2017 vs 2012?

What are the Differences in Test Management with Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio, & Microsoft Test Manager for 2017? testing activities processes as of 2012 are: Create backlog items (in ...
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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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How does Continuous Integration add value to Automation Testing?

How do I gain the value from CI tools as an Automation Tester? What are the advantages to using such tools and how do they help me and the company in the development process ?
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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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What are good ways to manage test data?

The company I work for is moving towards CI and DevOps. Currently we store our test data (mainly XML test requests) either on a network drive. We want to move away from this. Looking for a system we ...
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Fail vs Error in automated tests

Do you guys separate fails and errors in your automated tests report? fail - assert error error - all code errors (except from asserts) In my opinion we should. Lets say we have such testcase ...
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What should tester do when user stories/documentation is outdated or simply wrong?

We are doing 'scrum', but we are also developing side feature (project) that has extremely hard time with defining correct business requirements. This feature is not properly included in scrum, ...
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What are key advantages of adding developer who can test vs tester who can code

Background: To hire for an engineer position in a small(2-3 developers) agile team where there is no existing "tester" in the team. Problem statement: We are trying to decide what skills we should be ...
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What software for test script versioning

What are some good and reliable software tools for versioning and housing test automation and manual scripts?
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Good Test Case Management Solutions for Agile with JIRA

I know this is a subjective question, but I'm looking to find pros and cons of different Test Management Software to be able to make an objective decision to get the best tool for my needs. I am a ...
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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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Testing a multi-platform project

We have an Android app that also has an online portal. Currently, two teams of developers are working on the Android and the web part separately. the process is being tracked using two separate Trello ...
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Naming a positive “happy path” test case

We have a rather reach set of unit tests for our Python/Django backend. Most of the tests contain a one or more "happy" path tests and a lot of "negative" test cases checking the validation, error-...
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What is the right time to start Test Automation for any long run project?

There are many situations when we realizing that Automation Testing must be done. I work in a product based company and we are going to start to work on that product from the scratch. In the product, ...
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How to manage test automation project with agile methodology when we have no control over the software we are testing

A team is developing software and testing it using a dummy back end. That team is not allowed to have an access to the real system for testing (politics), so my team is testing it with the real back ...
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Using a different database engine for testing

This was inspired by the Speeding up Django unit tests with SQLite, keepdb and /dev/shm article that demonstrates how switching from PostgreSQL to an in memory SQLite helps to speed up testing during ...
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Managing quality of Supplier testing

We are starting from scratch on how to get better visibility of how and what our software suppliers are actually testing and the governance around that process. Would welcome any input or examples of ...
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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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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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Test Plan/Strategy scenario

New here. i have this scenario right here as im applying for my first intern position. i really don't understand what to do here. should i make a testplan document etc? Problem: 1) You're given the ...
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Looking for a way to identify tests to deprecate/remove based on code changes [duplicate]

How do companies do this typically? Is there any metadata linkage between test cases and code components covered?
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Clean up test cases

How do companies clean up test cases? If I have 5000 tests in my library and 1000 of them are deprecated because we have cleaned up the code associated originally, how do we ensure that the tests are ...