Monthly Archives: October 2006

Formulating a Software Test Strategy

By Hung Q. Nguyen and Rob Pirozzi, LogiGear Corporation

This article was adapted from a presentation titled “How to Optimize Your Web Testing Strategy” to be presented by Hung Q. Nguyen, CEO and founder of LogiGear Corporation, at the Software Test & Performance Conference 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 7 – 9, 2006).
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Introduction

The following article provides a brief overview of the process for formulating a software test strategy, the key things that need to be included, and the many critical questions that you should be asking yourself.

Automation and Requirements

Hans Buwalda, Chief Technology Officer, LogiGear Corporation

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. In this article I will explore some of the aspects and considerations regarding tests and requirements.

The Test Automation Top 5: Suggested Best Practices

By Hung Q. Nguyen and Rob Pirozzi, LogiGear Corporation

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 five pitfalls encountered by managers employing software test automation are:

  • Uncertainty and lack of control
  • Poor scalability and maintainability
  • Low test automation coverage
  • Poor methods and disappointing quality of tests
  • Technology vs. people issues

Following are five “best practice” recommendations to help avoid those pitfalls and successfully integrate test automation into your testing organization.

The Outsourcing/Offshoring Top 5: Suggested Best Practices

By Hung Q. Nguyen and Rob Pirozzi, LogiGear Corporation

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives.

Introduction

The top five 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 five “best practice” recommendations to help avoid these pitfalls and successfully outsource your test automation to an offshore partner.

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

Michael Hackett, LogiGear Corporation

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 upon by many as an unmanageable, unpredictable, unorganized practice with little structure. It is common to hear questions or complaints from development such as:

  • What is testing doing?
  • Testing takes too long
  • Testers have negative attitudes