A test manager’s eBook


Posted On Mar 28 2020

Software testing eBook? The list features tips and insights from experts on many of the less black-and-white aspects of testing. Such as considerations for choosing the right tests, creating a testing culture that sets the stage for successful testing among teams, prepping for tests, testing with greater efficiency, and other important insights to streamline your testing process and get better results in less time and, often, at a more affordable cost.

There are a lot of great staff out there and typically with testers I find attitude is everything! Sure, you can learn great technical skills but if your team members don’t have the right attitude or intuition for testing you will probably be out of luck. If you are lucky enough to have great Test Leads or Testers you will probably find they have the right attitude and social skills to deal diplomatically with people of all levels in all sorts of roles. JDI is always a good approach! Speaking of tester’s intuition, check out one of the earlier blogs in the series on using your intuition, Testing and Bad Smells: When to Investigate Potential Bugs. Thanks Penny for a great post!

Taking you deep into this ever changing industry is software test management consultancy Cania Consulting, comprised of industry leaders who specialize in software testing audit, strategy, and management. They use the techniques and insights provided in this book on a daily basis with their clients and are sharing their insider tips as a key resource for readers in the test management industry. After passing the ISTQB Foundation Certification, this eBook was great source to better understand what to expect from the Test Managers working on my Software Projects. Explore additional details on Cania.

Find your good enough threshold. Everyone wants perfect software, but budget constraints, business priorities, and resource capacity often make ‘perfect’ an impossible goal. But if perfection isn’t your goal, what is? Recognize that the goal of testing is to mitigate risk, not necessarily eliminate it. Your applications don’t need to be perfect — but they do need to support your business processes in time to leverage new opportunities without exposing companies to unnecessary or untenable risk. Therefore, your definition of quality may vary by application. As you initiate a project, get the right roles involved to ask the right questions: What constitutes perfect versus good enough versus unacceptable?

Work from home software testing trick for today : We recommend that you choose a very, very small number of apps that are your source of truth – so everyone knows where to go to see what they and others need to do. For example we are using SpiraPlan as our sole source of truth of product development and testing tasks. We use: Tasks for development activities, Incidents for any bugs to be fixed, test Sets for any assigned tests to be run. With requirements and releases/sprints being used to roll-up the information to see what needs to be done across multiple tasks and test cases. We have a rule that anything that is in Google Chat or email is not by itself a task, to avoid confusion about priorities. If you want me to remember to do it after the next 5 minutes, don’t put it in Chat or Spira instant messenger. Chat is only for immediate questions/responses, not task assignment. For other, non-development teams, there should be an equivalent source of truth (CRM activities log for sales, KronoDesk support tickets for support, etc.) See a few more info at cania-consulting.com.

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Written by Raducioiu Florin