Effective Management of Test Automation Failures

In recent years, much attention has been paid to setting up Test Automation frameworks which are effective, easy to maintain, and allow the whole testing team to contribute to the testing effort. In doing so, we often leave out one of the most critical considerations of Test Automation: What do we do when the Test …

Tactics for Successfully Leading Offshore Testing

Test Leads and Test Managers very rarely make the decision to offshore. It is typically not a choice, but rather a mandate from company executives who look to offshoring for significant cost reduction. Among US leads and managers responsible for offshore teams, management and oversight of the offshore teams is now cited as their largest …

Capitalizing Testware as an Asset

Companies generally consider the software they own, whether it is created in-house or acquired, as an asset (something that could appear on the balance sheet). The production of software impacts the profit and loss accounts for the year it is produced: The resources used to produce the software result in costs, and methods, tools, or …

Bonus Bugs

One of the most dreaded kinds of bugs are the ones caused by fixes of other bugs or by code changes due to feature requests. I like to call these the ‘bonus bugs,’ since they come on top on the bug load you already have to deal with. Bonus bugs are the major rationale for …