WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1994 by top thought leaders in the software testing industry, LogiGear has completed software testing and development projects for prominent companies across a broad range of industries and technologies.
LogiGear provides leading-edge software testing technologies and expertise, along with software development services that enable our customers to accelerate business growth while having confidence in the software they deliver.
LogiGear is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley with the majority of the software testing and software development staff located in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang Vietnam. We are among the largest employers of software testing and development professionals in Vietnam, and our close partnerships with universities throughout the country allow us to attract and recruit top software engineering talent.
LogiGear continues to grow as companies realize the benefits of outsourcing their software testing and development. We have been listed among the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 500|5000 in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The senior executive team has co-authored several top-selling books on software testing and test automation, including:
- Testing Computer Software, by Cem Kaner, Jalk Falk and Hung Q. Nguyen
- Testing Applications on the Web, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett and Robert Johnston
- Integrated Test Design and Automation, by Hans Buwalda, Dennis Janssen, Iris Pinkster, and Paul Watters
- Global Software Test Automation, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett, and Brent K. Whitlock (foreword by Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak)
LogiGear Captures Another Industry Accolade
LogiGear Wins 2017 Corporate Vision Global Excellence Award
Foster City, CA, April 11th, 2017— LogiGear, a world leader in software testing solutions, today announced that it has won a 2017 Corporate Vision Global Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Automated Software Testing Company from Corporate Vision Magazine.
The Global Excellence Awards were launched to celebrate and promote those firms and individuals that the magazine’s editorial team believes have done extraordinary and innovative work in their sector, industry or region.
Corporate Vision Magazine is a proven platform for recognizing the achievements and abilities of professionals across the world, with years of experience in running successful award schemes. Its awards are based entirely on merit and allow the magazine to recognize firms of all sizes, from multinational conglomerates to pioneering entrepreneurs, in all locations, who have gone above and beyond in the last 12 months.
LogiGear provides leading-edge test automation technologies and modern software testing expertise, along with software development services that enable its customers to accelerate business growth while having confidence in the software they deliver. The company’s TestArchitect solution allows for quick development of a large volume of easy-to-maintain automated tests without having to write code. A single, plain text, action-based test line replaces multiple lines of code, making it possible to update multiple tests by replacing just one or a few actions.
“We are so pleased to receive the accolade of Most Outstanding Automated Software Testing Company from the staff at Corporate Vision Magazine,” said Hung Nguyen, CEO of LogiGear. “We work hard to make our solutions leading the state-of-the-practice and the most value added in our industry. Receiving this industry acknowledgment is validation of the work we do and we appreciate the recognition.”
3 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Retrospective (Part 2)
In part 1, we explored two concepts, the Starfish Retrospective and the Three little Pigs, each a retrospective activity. They are designed to reflect and analyze an agile team’s way of working to help adapt the team into a higher rate of efficiency. You can view part 1 here.
The starfish retrospective technique helps agile teams by getting them to reflect on varying degrees of things that they want to bring up, without having it fit into ‘What Went Well’ or ‘Not So Well’ so it scales a little bit better. This concept was introduced by Pat Kua.
Draw a starfish that will create 5 partitions as follows:
- 1. Keep Doing – something the team is doing great and you recognize the value of it.
- 2. Less Of – something the team is already doing; you see some value, but you rather reduce a little bit.
- 3. More Of – something already being done; and you believe will bring more value if done even more.
- 4. Stop Doing – something that is not adding value or causing hindrance to the team.
- 5. Start Doing – a new idea, a new development practice, a new tool or something that might add value.
Getting people to either write things up under the starfish in this manner gives you a scattergram of sorts and at one glance tells you the health of your project. Once again identify the action items and work on the improvement areas.
Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs is a fun retrospective activity that is based on the fable featuring anthropomorphic pigs who build three houses of different materials. A wolf blows down the first two pigs houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. This activity was introduced by Steve Wells.
1.Draw and explain the participants the 3 columns:
- House of straw – what do we do that just about hangs together, but could topple over at any minute.
- House of sticks – what do we do that is pretty good, but can be improved
- House of bricks – what do we do that is very solid and we need to continue doing it.
The participants write their opinions on sticky notes and post it under respective columns and later are filtered and common entries are grouped. The action items are identified and assigned to respective team members.
Another similar approach is Thirsty crow based on the story of thirsty crow that comes upon a pitcher with water at the bottom, beyond the reach of its beak. After failing to push it over, the bird drops in pebbles one by one until the water rises to the top of the pitcher, allowing it to drink.
- Straw (assume the bird can use straw to drink water) – What we are doing is awesome and we need to continue doing it.
- Stone/Pebble – What do we do that is pretty good, but can be improved.
- Cork (Floats) – What we are doing is not helping us rather blocking us from reaching our goal.
Retrospectives do not have to be serious all the time. Make sure retrospectives become pleasant and enjoyable activity. Make sure you celebrate small successes or accomplishments no matter how small they are.