Manual Software Testing: Suggested Best Practices

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction There are many potential pitfalls to manual software testing, including: Manual testing is slow and costly. Manual tests do not scale well. Manual testing is not consistent or repeatable. Lack of training. Testing is difficult …

Types of Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction When thinking of the types of software testing, many mistakenly equate the mechanism by which the testing is performed with types of software testing. The mechanism simply refers to whether you are using manual or …

Understanding Metrics in Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction Metrics are the means by which the software quality can be measured; they give you confidence in the product. You may consider these product management indicators, which can be either quantitative or qualitative. They are …

Understanding Quality Cost

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Quality cost is the sum of all costs a company invests into the release of a quality product. When developing a software product, there are four types of quality costs: prevention costs, appraisal costs, internal failure …

The Business Case for Offshore Outsourcing to Vietnam

Introduction This article provides a business case for considering Vietnam as an offshore outsourcing destination. It starts by outlining a framework for evaluating potential outsourcing destinations. It then proceeds to evaluate Vietnam against the framework, demonstrating that Vietnam is worthy of strong consideration as an offshore outsourcing destination.

Addressing Five Core Questions Surrounding Software Testing

Introduction Many executives have some very basic questions about software testing. These questions address the elements of quality (customer satisfaction) and money (spending the least amount of money to prevent future loss). The basic questions that executive have about software testing include: Why care about and spend money on testing? Why should testing be treated …

Global Test Automation Strategy: 10 Strategic Points for Executives to Remember

Introduction Global Test Automation is a strategy that integrates manual software testing, test automation, and global resource strategies to maximize the benefits of software testing while minimizing the costs. For executives, there are ten key points to remember when embarking on a strategy of Global Test Automation, which are enumerated in this article.

Building a Successful Global Training Program for Software Testing

This article was adapted from a presentation titled “Build a Successful Global Training Program” to be presented by Michael Hackett, LogiGear Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations, at the Software Test & Performance Conference 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 7 – 9, 2006). Introduction This article describes how best to prepare yourself …