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Questions tagged [test-management]

Use for questions about managing the test process, including organizing test cases and test results.

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Retest whole system or just changes with regression tests

After regression tests are done, bugs are filed and fixed. A new release build is made with bug fixes. Should you re-run regression tests again on new build or is it enough to do only re-testing of ...
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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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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

Many companies have a match of their production platform available in a QA environment, with the only difference being that the QA environment connects to QA datasources (which generally contain fake ...
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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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What should I do when receiving testing modules depended module is not completed from developer side

You are getting a build for testing with three modules, but the second module is in the development phase. So what do you do when you need to test the third module, which is dependent on the first and ...
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How do you ensure the quality of the design when the design is “by doing”?

I am convinced that an incremental design can be good. But if in the beginning a bad design is chosen and the subsequent steps are always based on it, in my opinion it can also run very badly. So ...
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How to organise tests for multiple versions of a feature

I have this scenario for using Jira and Zephyr: I wrote a test against "Feature A" for release "Release 1". Now some of the functionality of "Feature A" was changed for "Release 2". I want to be able ...
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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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Can we programmatically update locators on UI Change in UI test automation?

I have been working in test automation for the last 10 years. The problem that keeps coming up and surprisingly is still unresolved is: Can we programmatically update locators on UI Change in UI test ...
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Test automation | Are we focusing more on automation than testing?

Take a very specified example of web application testing with selenium: It seems obvious that (almost) everyone is suggesting using element ID as the best locator strategy, and that your GUI-...
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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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Best way to communicate scenarios to be tested to the QA team

After finishing coding a new module for a web app, the team leader told me to inform the QA team to log in the dev version of the app and test all the possible scenarios. The obvious answer here, ...
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Handling Issues in a agile environment? [duplicate]

Right now I'm almost tormented by answering the following question: "How do we handle our errors and issues in an agile environment?" Scrum is a framework that does not directly dictate how to handle ...
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How do you prevent poorly written acceptance criteria?

One of the biggest problems from my daily work in the team is the acceptance criteria are mostly too unclearly defined. What this means in detail: Stands inquiries, because the PO or a developer has ...
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The test team as an enemy of development? And how can this be avoided?

Details Forming a Scrum team should include all the skills necessary to develop a user story in order to deliver a potentially deliverable product increment with each sprint. In traditional ...
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Is there a test management tool that I can associate tests with multiple projects?

I am looking for a test management tool (mainly for manual testing) that would allow me to associate tests to multiple projects. We are a consulting firm that has many clients with different ...
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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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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 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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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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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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I'm researching Test Case Management tools for my company. I'd love to hear pros and cons of your favorites and why

I'm currently researching test case management tools for my company; I'd like to give my development team visibility into what the testing status is, and also I'd like to have some accountability ...
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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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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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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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Quality assurance when people's lives are at stake

We are currently working in an insurance claims processing space and even though we have high quality standards, testing and quality assurance overall has always been, honestly speaking, a supporting ...
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Heuristics for identifying “one-time” tests?

I understand the importance of having good "regression tests" to ensure fixed bugs don't get reintroduced. But I think it's possible to go too far and end up with a massive "regression test suite" for ...
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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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How should a tester deal with a bug found in production?

In my previous project, I was working as a black-box/manual tester. My major responsibilities were performing function testing, executing regression suites, running smoke tests etc. I was testing a ...
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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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Components of a Test Plan document?

What are the most important components/parts of a well-written test plan document for a testing project. Consider you are testing a Financial web app. Is test plan a part of overall test strategy ...
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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 should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in Production?

I work as a QA/test engineer in a small software company. It is an e-commerce based product. I was assigned a few projects by my manager. I mostly do functional/blackbox testing. Before the production ...
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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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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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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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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 to handle client if you found a high severity defect on the release date?

Suppose the product/application has to deliver to the client at 5.00 P.M, at that time you or your team member caught a high Severity defect at 3.00 P.M (Remember the defect is high severity), but the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to change status of all test cases in QC test lab

In QC, How to change status of all test cases(including all steps) together. I need to make a large set of test cases "pass" in one go, hope there would be some query which can do this.
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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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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. ...