Author: Nancy Kastl

How to Improve Software Testing Through Measurement

Measurement is used for multiple purposes. Typical software testing measurement focuses on managing testing activities and defect resolution during a software project, whether the methodology is Agile, iterative or waterfall. Beyond measuring to manage, measurement should be used to baseline software quality and to drive improvement.

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Treat Test Automation Like a Project

Treating test automation like a project helps to ensure the success of your automation initiative. Applying Agile project principles along with preparing appropriate documentation keeps the automation activities on schedule and produces a maintainable automation solution.


Test Talk: Automation Logging

Logging is an important part of building robust automation testing. In this video, learn what information is logged, how logs are used, and why this is important.

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Test Talk: Automation Talent Shortage

Organizations have a challenging time finding qualified automation testing engineers because the tools and languages needed are many and varied. Instead of competing in the market for this scarce talent, organizations can build their own engineers from the ground up. Learn more about automation testing, SPR’s engineer bootcamp and its three critical elements.

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Test Talk: Fragile vs. Robust Automation

Your testing automation approach impacts your costs to initially develop automation and maintain automation over time. This video blog post explains what fragile automation and robust automation are as well as how to determine which of these approaches to use.

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Test Talk: Automation ROI

This video answers questions like, how automation helps reduce the cost of testing, when can you start seeing an ROI from test automation, and what is the best place to get started with automation.


Testers Shift Left

Testers can bring a testing mindset and skills to build in quality in a software project as compared to testing it in at the backend. Testers, let’s all shift left.


Is QA – Testing? It Depends on Your Definition of QA

In the software industry, most job titles are perfectly aligned to the work performed. A “Project Manager, manages projects. A “Software Developer”, develops software. A “Business Analyst”, analyzes business processes. A “Software Architect”, architects software. But does a “Quality Assurance Analyst” assure quality?

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Tests are Assets – Just like Software Code

Manual test cases and automated test scripts are valuable corporate assets, just like software code.
Build and refactor your test assets in a repository and prove that testing is not just an expense.