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Metrics: The Secret Ingredient for Successful QA Teams (Infographic)

Recently, QASource, in conjunction with Sauce Labs, presented "Measuring Your Way to Successful Automation," a webinar during which QASource took a poll of its attendees about their automation metrics. Using the results of this poll, QASource put together an infographic that highlights the many ways metrics can benefit QA teams and testing projects. 

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Webinar Questions Answered: “Measuring Your Way to Successful Automation”

QASource, in conjunction with Sauce Labs, recently presented the webinar "Measuring Your Way To Successful Automation." When preparing each webinar, we field a variety of questions about the topic at hand. We have coordinated with our expert automation engineers to answer several of the most common questions about team metrics and measurement approaches below:

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Q&A: Is a QA Partner Right for You?

When it comes to selecting a dedicated QA partner the choices are plentiful. But selecting the partner that will be a perfect fit for your company, product and existing team takes research and deliberation. The right partner is responsible for much more than providing high-quality testing -- they create a sustainable testing infrastructure, learn the product as well (or better!) than the developers and serve as a true extension of your onsite team.

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QA Team Check-Up: Metrics for Good Health

What is the secret to a successful QA team? According to a recent poll conducted by QASource, the answer is simple: metrics. Implementing an established list of metrics is like holding up a mirror to your team of engineers – it shows an impartial account of the strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to assess your team balance and testing approach objectively. They are necessary in recognizing and eliminating variations in your organization's product or testing process.

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4 Common QA Pain Points and Their Solutions

In last week's blog post, we familiarized you with ten symptoms of ineffective and inefficient QA. Most of the issues stem from four common QA pain points within the testing process: communication, documentation, project management, and user requirements. Left unresolved, these issues can fester and become systemic in your test approach. Fortunately, there are direct remedies for most of them. 

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10 Signs That Your QA is Failing

In a broad sense, successful QA helps verify that the features and functionality of your software product meet business objectives. It also ensures that your code is mostly free of bugs prior to the shipment of your product or the release of new versions. Moving forward with unsuccessful QA is a huge risk, as it can directly impact business and your product's reputation.

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QASource Highlights: September 2015

The past few months have been huge for QASource! A new blog installment, "QASource Highlights", will acknowledge industry achievements and inform our readers about relevant media coverage. In this inaugural post, we are proud to share three exciting features from EFYTimes, TEST Magazine and CIO Review.

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Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning is all about establishing an outline of business strategy for the success of your onshore and offsite resources. This type of strategy can help you evaluate your current team, technological landscape, communication style, staffing and overall company culture. It can also help you manage and refine management practices based on which techniques work and where you need to improve. Planning this type of strategy can help bridge the gap between projected goals and actual results.

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Onboarding a QA Partner

Onboarding a QA partner can be overwhelming to any company. In order to curb any anxiety, there are several things to consider. This includes not just availability of the partner, but testing infrastructure, training, domain experience, precious experience, communication skills, as well as resources. Allocating your resources appropriately allows you to proceed with the onboarding process with ease and can boost your QA productivity in the long run.

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6 Ways to Increase Productivity of Your QA Team

Since there are a lot of tasks that QA teams tackle, increasing QA productivity can help successfully drive a company’s revenue growth. Here are 6 ways to increase productivity within your QA testing team:

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QASource Blog, for executives and engineers, shares QA strategies, methodologies, and new ideas to inform and help effectively deliver quality products, websites, and applications.

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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.