the_reluctant_tester
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What are the key properties of a great QA team member?
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Would like to throw in some more Ability to consistently find "critical" problems How? Through 'Understanding' of the usage,impact and risk — on the product, business, customer, project and ...

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what should I do if my stability tests cycle is longer than the release cycle ?
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Your options here would be controlled by dependencies & overlaps between the two test cycles. Analyze them first both short & long term -- resources,test infrastructure,test results,business ...

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How do you design your test method/function
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My preference would be one method per test scenario Reasons 1.Easy(ier) to cherry pick and port/maintain/change/execute/analyze 2.Better traceability -- 1:1 relationship between test scenario &...

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Difference between "Testing Behaviour" and "Test Case"
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I would try and answer this question,with whatever context you have mentioned in the question... to me the term "testing behavior" reflects what the requirements or behavioral expectations are ,from ...

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Tester Versus Test cases written by the tester
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Sorry,i do not share the same opinion -- finding a "lot" a bugs does NOT make a "great" tester. finding a lot of "important" bugs does (bugs that matter,make an impact,provide the right ...

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Is the return on investment of any particular kind of testing measurable?
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Yes, it can be measured but NOT always quantitatively ! Some examples which I have had experience with - Quantity - Man hours/$s saved by automating a set of regression tests which were ...

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What are guidelines to use for exit criteria when releasing?
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The "best practice" project exit criteria - would be the one which enables business to take a subjective call on whether to ship or not. Here is what I have experienced to be useful items on an exit ...

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What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
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Depends on what you are trying to achieve out of Automating a test: Is it need based automation? E.g. - you can not run the test/observe the test results accurately in a non-automated manner. It is ...

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Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?
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Why only then think about Agile being complaint with this piece of standard,why not context driven school of testing,why not TDD,why not scripted testing ? I do not think a 'blanket' compliance is ...

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Is it worth investing much time into iteration testing?
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Firstly I had expected to find some outlying killer bugs or at least a fair number of medium priority bugs What was the reason for these expectations ? Was it the coverage of the tests ? Was it a ...

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Criteria for deciding what is more important to test
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(Of course) it is subjective, here are two key parameters that I employ.... So, how important (business wise) is this feature/area to the end user, w.r.t. the current deliverable (release,patch ...

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Where to get feedback on my testing skills?
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Looks like you are already emerging as a test leader there by your initiatives and encouragement of critical feedback. I would suggest you get feedback from other stakeholders ( apart from ...

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