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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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Reducing production failures in case of multiple releases across multiple projects on a daily basis

Currently, I'm handling QA for umpteen number of projects (web and mobile). All these projects have multiple features being rolled out on a daily basis. The number of production bugs increased ...
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What should I watch out for when testing barrier-free web projects on European Standards BIT? [duplicate]

For me, the test of barrier-free applications is really very new. In 20 years I have always tested everything possible, of course also screen magnifiers and other aids. In my current project, however, ...
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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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Test management tool (MTM/TFS or HP ALM) integration with Gitlab, Jira, TestComplete

My company uses Gitlab for code check-in, Jira for bug reporting, and TestComplete for automation. We are looking for a test management tool that will integrate with our existing tools. The choice is ...
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Vulnerability scanner with different scan profiles

As part of our development, we also want to test vulnerabilities for our Scrum teams in addition to load testing our websites. This should be planned in accordance with the sprint planning, found ...
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How often should we carry out load testing during development?

Within our team we would like to do load tests in a CI process. For this we want to use either Jmeter or just a comparable tool. Jmeter offers u.a. the possibility that one can plan and execute a test ...
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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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Managing manual regression test suite with Test automation suite

We are maintaining our test cases in testlink. For a given sprint we write functional test cases for features and regression suite update accordingly. Now we are in the process of starting automation. ...
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How one can add quick value from test automation where there are no formal test cases?

As a new QA in a project,how one can add quick value from test automation where there are not even formal test cases? What are the few quick wins in general?
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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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What timeframe should be scheduled for exploratory testing?

Basically, the Explorative Test should be planned accordingly over a Timebox. But how do you define these? Does the team decide within the sprint planning how big the effort for the exploratory test ...
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Multiple Scrum Teams - How Can I Make Use of QA?

Currently I have two Scrum-Teams I'm responsible for, who did not plan a QA structure before. There were code reviews, and partly acceptance test. Previously, the functionality was developed within a ...
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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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Big data application testing

I am working on a project which has big data components in it. What would be testing artifacts (types of testing) of it which consists of data batch jobs, data ingestion framework, HDFS, tableau ...
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What is Pragmatic risk analysis and management?

Going through ISTQTB documents found term PRAM Pragmatic Risk Analysis and Management Could anyone out there provide a practical example of PRAM
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Are there any freely available plugins or integrations for JIRA to write test cases? [closed]

Are there any freely available plugins or integrations for JIRA to write test cases?
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What is the difference between generic and specific scaffolding?

I searched the difference on google. But could'nt find any intuitive explanation for both the terms. Can someone give me the main differences between the two in software testing. Thanks in advance.
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how to enable assertions through the Gradle Kotlin DSL?

The simplest possible assert usage I could think of: thufir@dur:~/NetBeansProjects/helloAssertions/src/main/java$ thufir@dur:~/NetBeansProjects/helloAssertions/src/main/java$ ls App.java thufir@dur:~...
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GITHUB Branching & Merging Challenges [closed]

We have a team of 6 automation QA resources. We are using GitHub to update our automation scripts and merge to master. This project contains test cases for smoke and regression test scenarios. It ...
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How can 100% test coverage be “not enough to prove working code”?

It is known that 100% test/code coverage does not mean your code "works" as expected. What is generally meant by this statement and what use cases could demonstrate that 100% coverage is not enough?
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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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Should I store my test results in a database or google docs?

I'm currently trying to decide what is the better place to store my test results; database (sql/nosql) or in a spreadsheet placed in google docs. I have the impression that storing it into a database ...
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should test case names include numbers to maintain order in a tool like Spira or ALM

should test case names include numbers to maintain order in a tool like Spira or ALM Users that came from Excel refuse to let go of the 1.01.001 1.01.002.... We have moved to a tool and automation ...
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How increasing appraisal costs decrease failure costs?

It is said that increase in the appraisal costs (i.e. costs spent for finding non-corfomances - testing, reviews) decreases the failure costs (that comprise of internal (fixing of bugs we found + ...
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Categorizing defects to identify root cause [closed]

In my current project, we have a lot of defects :) arising from different areas of the system. I would like to go to each defect and associate what is the root cause for that particular bug. ...
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Migrating from AngularJS to ReactJS or what to do with existing e2e tests

The Story We have a mission critical AngularJS application which we extensively test with e2e tests using Protractor/WebdriverJS. At the current state, we have ~30000 lines of existing e2e tests ...
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Test automation role: challenges beyond automated tests and frameworks?

Before asking the actual question, let me describe the current situation. The IT department consists of a few Scrum-like teams, with one or two software testers per team. Furthermore there are two ...
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Are there best practices for archiving test output reports?

I am using Katalon Studio for test automation. The reports are written to the disc. But, after a while, after many test suites are executed, the reports folder has grown to more than 40 GB. I would ...
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How would we know when we are over-testing?

I've recently heard the idea of over-testing for the first time while listening to the interview of the coverage.py maintainer on the Talk Python to Me podcast show. coverage.py has a new feature to ...
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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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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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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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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?