Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Software Testing

Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Software Testing

Publish Date: November 24, 2020

Imagine using shared resources that are allocated dynamically, create flexible testing environments, and that simulate user scenarios and real-world traffic - that’s just some of the benefits of cloud testing.

7 Tips To Manage and Motivate Your QA Team

7 Tips To Manage and Motivate Your QA Team

Publish Date: August 27, 2020

A healthy QA culture results in strong, confident teams. And with a powerful team in place, you can produce exceptional products and achieve greater success when going to the market. While the task of building great culture belongs to the QA Team Manager, it’s up to each member of your software QA team to participate and contribute towards a healthy workplace culture.

Streamline Automation with Test Data Management Tools

Streamline Automation with Test Data Management Tools

Publish Date: September 24, 2019

For all our metrics, test plans, Agile approaches and strict industry standards, the end goal of every software development project is the same: happy customers. The user experience is our definition of success. The designing, planning, testing and re-development that goes into an application is all there to make sure that the end user can solve their problem using our product. The challenge is to keep this goal in mind every step along the SDLC.

What Even the Best Open-Source Test Management Tools Miss

What Even the Best Open-Source Test Management Tools Miss

Publish Date: August 6, 2019

Free often comes at a cost. In terms of open-source test management tools, that cost is the quality limitation placed on your QA. Even the savings you seek by choosing a free test management source disappear if a critical bug is missed, your launch date is delayed or you are forced to make expensive fixes later in production. While the well-established open-source test management tools have survived a decade or more in the software testing industry, their role has been greatly reduced. The simple irony is, it is hard to achieve maximum QA value with a free product.

The Centralization and Decentralization of QE Organizations

The Centralization and Decentralization of QE Organizations

Publish Date: March 27, 2019

The success of an organization is driven by many factors-such as how efficiently your organization is managing its quality of deliverables. In today's digital age, your focus should be on automating the internal processes wherever possible. For this, you may consider the two primary models of automating these internal processes: centralization and decentralization. These models structure the quality management. Let’s discuss the benefits and pitfalls of each approach.

Increase Your QA Team's Productivity (Infographic)

Increase Your QA Team's Productivity (Infographic)

Publish Date: March 21, 2018

Even the best teams can find ways to improve their efficiency. Making small improvements in the productivity of a QA team can significantly affect the success of your software.  In our latest infographic, we've identified 6 methods you can use to increase your QA team's efficiency. 

Good News! There's No Silver Bullet In QA

Good News! There's No Silver Bullet In QA

Publish Date: April 6, 2016

QASource sponsors The East Bay Agilistry & QA Meetup group. The goal of the meetup group is to create a community where software engineers and developers can meet once a month to learn new skills, build on current skill sets as well as network with other business professionals.

Management 3.0 QA Meetup Session

Management 3.0 QA Meetup Session

Publish Date: February 24, 2016

QASource sponsors The East Bay Agilistry & QA Meetup group. The goal of the meetup group is to create a community where software engineers and developers can meet once a month to learn new skills, build on current skill sets as well as network with other business professionals.

How to Build Project Management Skills

How to Build Project Management Skills

Publish Date: January 27, 2016

The nature of outsourced QA requires that team managers, both onsite and offshore, work diligently to close the distance gap. Onsite team members must communicate openly with offshore managers to ensure that any critical issues are resolved quickly and that the final product meets an organization's standards. To collaborate most effectively, QA management teams must possess impeccable project management skills.

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Authors

Our bloggers are the test management experts at QASource. They are executives, QA managers, team leads, and testing practitioners. Their combined experience exceeds 100 years and they know how to optimize QA efforts in a variety of industries, domains, tools, and technologies.

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