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How to introduce BDD to SAFe?

There have been some criticisms of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in this post, including: I think SAFe is not Agile at all and [the business is] not understanding how TDD and BDD work with SAFe's ...
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Hardening of test cases in test automation

Details: In a discussion about maintainability of automatic test cases in the area Cucumber + Junit / Unitest the topic "hardening of test cases" came up. You know this topic from your ...
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[X-Ray for Jira][Configuration error]: “view-issue-section.error.custom-fields-not-configured.title”

After getting our Jira admin to setup X-Ray for Jira - there is problem, when I create a X-Ray "Test". In the "Test Details" section, we get this error message: " view-issue-section.error.custom-...
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How should I document tests and requirements when third-party software is broken?

I have a smartphone application that uploads files to a server. This server is third-party software (Minio). This third-party software has a bug which caused uploads to fail. This breaks our ...
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How to handle unit test / integration test for a Installation / Setup Application that can be used in multiple platform such as Windows, Linux, Unix

I'm handling a code repository that is responsible to deploy / install / upgrade agent that are running on different platform, windows, unix, linux. The code base already has some unit test to cover ...
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How to handle bottle necks in agile testing procedures

We have a problem in our development team, the development throughput is much higher than our QA members can test. Our test team found itself in a situation where a new feature needs to be tested ...
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Test Management Tool for managing multiple projects

I am looking for recommendations on Test Management Tools. To start it would be mainly for manual testing, but we would like to integrate with our automated tests in the future. Ideally we would be ...
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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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Randomization test with constraints

My current project is written in C++. It takes a certain config file to do various work. There are a large number of parameters inside the config. I would like to do randomization test for those ...
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Area of responsibility of a test manager within the agile process?

At first glance, Scrum doesn't say anything about how to test and who should take responsibility for it. Sure, it is always said that in Scrum the team is testing. But who bears the responsibility? ...
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Is it a good idea to use a GitHub repo to track test cases?

I'm trying to get my team to standardize on a tool to manage and keep track test cases. Currently we have a bunch of documents in Google docs or other formats such as Confluence and the main ...
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How to explain the concept of test automation to a team that only knows manual testing?

I have been working as a QA in our 9 developer team for about a year. Had lots of 'firsts' within the year between personal and professional life. I replaced a QA who only did manual testing and ...
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Zephyr vs Test Rail vs QTest

My workplace needs to move away from manual excel spreadsheets. The solution we choose must meet these conditions: support automated tests suitable for small testing team cost effective can integrate ...
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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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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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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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Regression Testing: Set Proper Test Boundry After a Bug Fix or Refactor

Let's say a developer fixed a bug or refactor a component which can affect many places in the application. As a tester how do you define the scope of the regression tests so you don’t miss any bad ...
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How to integrate test team into multiple agile projects effectively

We have a small test team of 4 people who currently work across 4 products. 3 of these consist of sprints with a duration of two weeks, and the last is a continuous project working on technical debt. ...
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How to finalize manual and automation scenarios during sprint

I have to finalize manual and automation scenarios and give it the client at the start of the sprint. How to finalize manual and automation scenarios in this scenario.
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Test Management tool - necessity or luxury?

I'm tester of a small product development company under going mergers and expansion (probably another 2/3 dev teams will be merged). We use manual as well as automated (currently only regression) ...
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Should application and automated test languages match?

If an application is written in a certain language, e.g. Python, Ruby, Clojure, etc. should Quality Engineers use the same language to write the tests? Should this be a decision that we can apply ...
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Estimating a testing project

How do you estimate a testing project? What are the things to be take care of while estimating the time for a testing project ?
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Should developers design unit based test cases prior to writing the tests

Background We are currently moving API testing from the Technical testing team to the development team. The technical testing team has a formal process where they write the test objectives and test ...
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What are the top browsers to test on?

I have made a web platform for the cab booking service. And I want to ensure the user interface and functionality of my web application is working across different browsers. But there are many ...
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How can I test Web service without any automation tool and only using manual

I am a manual tester and my responsibility is the web, mobile application testing in which I need to test a web service but I have not used any automation tools yet. Please suggest me a manual way to ...
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Automated functional test scenarios management

In complex projects with multiple end-to-end functional test scenarios, there is a need for maintenance and execution of these test scenarios. For that purpose, I've been using Cucumber and found it ...
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium web services for our automated functional testing. I have a test that tests the creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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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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UAT Best practises | Level of detail

For our current software product some of our enterprise clients want to run User Acceptance Testing on their own acceptance environment. To help them get started we have setup an UAT testing suite ...
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What test management system should I use?

There must be many questions like this on the site but I have some unique requirements that affect my choice of test management / QA process management system. This is for managing the test cases and ...
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Is testing a product your company uses different than a product shipped to customers?

Being in the embedded world I have always tested products that go to OEM's or end clients, I have never tested a product that my company really use. Besides the fact that you can use and feel the ...
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How to estimate testing time for project when development estimated time fixed

I am experienced tester. Mostly I estimate any project testing time based on requirements. But now I have an interesting question that for ex: I have checked requirement and if the developer is saying ...
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What are some real world examples of Scenario testing?

Please provide some real-world examples of performing a scenario test on a web application, desktop software, mobile app or anything. How is a scenario test different from other types of test ...
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Good resources for building a QA team

Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
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What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?

Both the product I used to work on and the one I'm working on now have a fairly large and complex matrix of possible configurations, work-flows, and data scenarios. The one product had, no joke, ...
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Testing phase in the development

In my firm, we have the practice that the test phase is made by the same people who develop the software and you are responsible for what the client does. The organization has 2-3 software packages ...
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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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Should a tester feel bad about finding too many defects/bugs in the product?

I work as a junior black box tester in a small software house. I work in a medical industry web application. I was assigned a module to test. I did a lot of research and risk analysis and logged at ...
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Agile test procedures in Waterscrum + Staging Enviroment

Currently, I am working in several teams at the same time. The project teams work in Waterscrum and have defined an agile sprint of - one-week development + one week testing. All teams work with ...
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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 ...
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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 access to the real system for testing (politics), so my team is testing it with the real back end. ...
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Should a scrum be any different for testers from multiple teams?

I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software ...
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How do I execute/test a large set of test cases with limited time and resources?

We have a large set of test cases but limited time and resources to execute/test them all. We thought but it's not possible to execute/test everything. I want to know strategies which will be ...
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How to test an application that implements some cryptographic stuff?

I want to implement the following homomorphic encryption scheme from On-the-Fly Multiparty Computation on the Cloud via Multikey Fully Homomorphic Encryption by Lopez-Alt et al. I use C++ and I want ...
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How to keep test cases synced with HP ALM after refactoring?

We're planning to automate test synchronization between HP ALM QC and our TestNG test cases. We want to keep them synced in the following scenarios: Test adding: When creating TestNG test, a test ...
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How can I structure Selenium tests in a way that minimizes the maintenance work?

What is the best way to build/structure the tests in a way that will minimize the work needed to keep the tests up to date as the product changes and improves?
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How to export test cases from test plan in QC

We use QC for test management tool in our project. Usually, we write test cases & test steps in spreadsheets and load into QC using 'Export to QC' excel add-in. We have a set of test cases already ...
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What's the recommended practice for separating unit tests from integration tests for automated testing?

On a project I've been working on, we've been steadily increasing the code coverage through tests. Some of these tests were done as integration tests and some as unit tests. The integration tests can ...
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Can a Manual Tester survive in software industry without learning Automation?

I mean to say is that if I dislike coding and don't understand complex code, then will I be able to survive as a QA. Or do I need to learn test automation to grow position and pay in my career, as I ...

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