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The Results of our Testing in Continuous Delivery Survey

This survey takes an in-depth look at teams that practice DevOps and compares it to teams that don’t practice DevOps.

By Michael Hackett, LogiGear Corporation

For 2017, LogiGear is conducting a 4-part survey to assess the state of the software testing practice as it stands today.

This is a 4-part series to mirror LogiGear Magazine’s issues this year.

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WHO CARES ABOUT TEST PLANS? YOU SHOULD!

By Michael Hackett, LogiGear Corporation

Test plans have a bad reputation, and perhaps, they deserve it!  There’s no beating around the bush. But times have changed. Systems are no longer “black boxes” where QA Teams are separated from design, input, and architecture.

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LEADER’S PULSE: MANAGING THE KNOWLEDGE WORKER

 

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BY MICHAEL HACKETT, SENIOR VP AT LOGIGEAR CORPORATION

For leaders and managers in the post Agile development world there has been a fundamental shift in how staff are managed, directed and supported. This shift is catching up with the modern management theory that has been around for the last 50 years which was only really theorized for many people and not actually implemented.

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KEEP AN EYE ON AGILE IN 2017

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Keeping an eye on the horizon in the testing world is an important part of staying in the game. Hans is no stranger to looking to the future with eyes wide and ears open. His expertise is what makes Hans valuable at the STARWEST Expo, which he recently delivered two talks to.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 PARTS OF A SUCCESSFUL DEVOPS IMPLEMENTATION

BY LOGIGEAR STAFF

 

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LogiGear Corporation

LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software-testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast and cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with hundreds of companies from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, creating unique solutions to exactly meet their needs. With facilities in the US and Vietnam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

For more information, contact Joe Hughes + 01 650.572.1400

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LEADER’S PULSE: THE CHANGING DYNAMIC OF MEASUREMENT AND ITS COMPETING FORCES

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I have been leading and managing software projects for a long time. Measuring the product and process has always caused great consternation. At its worst we measured everything that we could possibly measure.  We measured so many things that, in the end, I always doubted whether it led to higher quality software, or process improvement, when in actuality it  was to make managers feel “safer”.  Of course someone always had to keep track that the bugs got closed and the priority of deferred bugs, but in most cases the extent to which companies tracked and made reports on those bugs was far greater cost in time than the benefit we got from them.  I remember the days when Friday afternoon was compiling all kinds of numbers and measurements and metrics. All the test case and bug measures. Test cases executed, tests yet to execute. Automation runs. Passes and fails. New bugs open, bugs close rates. Find fix rates. Metrics reports turned into dashboards distributed to the team- ignored by most. Few metrics on the dashboard were even discussed. Did it really lead to higher quality?

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LEADER’S PULSE: GET YOUR TEAMS THE TRAINING THAT THEY NEED!

By  Michael Hackett

Every leader knows having a fully trained staff is essential to productivity, employee satisfaction, teamwork, and just getting the job done!

This is particularly true today in technology for many reasons.

I want to focus on  three ideas.

1.Training  for training’s sake:

  • Training to keep up with tech changes
  • Training as a tool for better employees and employee satisfaction.

2.Training as tool for better employees and employee satisfaction.

3.Training on specific Tech- SMAC, cloud, etc.

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CONTINUOUS TESTING, PART 2: Strategy and Automation Goals for Test Teams

By  Michael Hackett

Now that Dev Teams have had a little time to settle into the Agile, the new wave of process optimization has arrived. DevOps. DevOps has been described as Agile on Steroids. DevOps has also been described as Agile for Operations/IT. I like both of those descriptions as well as some others. Many organizations want Development, Test and Operations teams to move to DevOps now.

DevOps is a big topic. But DevOps is not the focus of this article. We will not be talking about, for example, containers, or Docker, or Puppet or Infrastructure as code. In this article, we are going to focus on Continuous Testing.  I will focus on what Test teams are responsible for–the practices and concerns for testers to have their work become an asset to the team and not a drag in this exciting new world of DevOps.

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