Automation and Requirements

Introduction In many of the Test Automation projects that we are involved with using our Action-Based Testing methodology, management has expressed a need to relate tests and test results to system requirements. The underlying thought is that automation will create extra possibilities to control the level of compliance to requirements of the system under test. …

The Test Automation Top 5: Suggested Best Practices

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hacket and Brent K. Whitlock Introduction The top 5 pitfalls encountered by managers employing software Test Automation are: Uncertainty and lack of control Poor scalability and maintainability Low Test Automation …

The Outsourcing/Offshoring Top 5: Suggested Best Practices

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction The top 5 pitfalls encountered by organizations outsourcing/offshoring Software Testing are: Problematic communications Insufficient or mismatched skill sets at software test organization Management issues Vendor and infrastructure problems Offshoring risks Following are 5 “best practice” …

How to Turn Your Software Testing Team into a High-Performance Organization

This article was adapted from a presentation titled “How to Turn Your Testing Team Into a High-Performance Organization” 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 Testing is often looked …

Common Misconceptions About Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Article Synopsis There are many misconceptions about Software Testing. This article deals with the 5 most common misconceptions about how Software Testing differs from other testing. Five Common Misconceptions Some of the most common misconceptions about …