What is Test Management?

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I was asked by a colleague the other day to define what test management is. Having spent 20 years practicing it, I was surprised to discover that I couldn’t come up with a short pithy one liner to describe it quickly. With a bit of thought I came up with this though… “The discipline of… Read more »

50 Ideas to Improve your Test Management Process – Part 5

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That week flew by and we’re already on the last 10 ideas to help improve your test management process. Hopefully you’ll get some inspiration from the last 10 ideas this week. Provide a portal for external parties – There are many other stakeholders interested in the QA process. If they’re interested, then the question is… Read more »

50 Ideas to Improve your Test Management Process – Part 4

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Another 10 test management ideas for you to consider over the coming months. Integrate with automation tools – If you already have automation in place but haven’t looked at sync’ing this into your test management system yet then this is an easy win. Even if you have tools from different vendors you’ll find you have… Read more »

50 Ideas to Improve your Test Management Process – Part 3

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So here we go for the next 10 ideas on enhancing your test management process. Split things up differently – Maybe you currently assign your staff based on projects. What about if you looked at a completely different approach and had a sub team that focuses on integration testing, some QA engineers that concentrated solely… Read more »

50 Ideas to Improve your Test Management Process – Part 2

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So, to part 2. Another 10 ideas on how you might improve your test management process. No point waffling. So here we go. Write a usage guide – Often writing things down helps clarify the process. Processes grow up over time and morph into something that we never really expected. Something that’s never really efficient… Read more »

50 Ideas to Improve your Test Management Process – Part 1

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We’re a month or two into 2013 now and with our new years resolutions some way behind us we thought we’d take a look at how you might improve your test management process over the remaining 10 months of the year. So over the next 5 days we’re going to look at 50 improvement ideas… Read more »

Integrating Defect and Test Management with Source Code Control

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One critical aspect of test management involves completing the loop with defect fixes and source code control. It’s all very well raising bugs as part of the QA process. And it’s good to know that those bugs have been fixed. To be totally in control though you need to know what and how it was… Read more »