Software test manager advices

Software test management knowledge? We’ve covered many different types of software testing in our recent guide to software testing, as well as in many individual posts (check out our testing archives here). Beyond knowing the ins and outs of software testing, it’s helpful to learn from those who have traveled the path before you to learn from their mistakes and leverage the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way (and graciously decided to share with the development world). That’s why we rounded up this list of software testing tools.

Getting your test environments sorted is a critical task, however this is often much easier said than done. Environmental issues are often the single most time consuming (aka time wasting) aspect of a test phase in any organisation. Key to getting the environments set up is the “who”. Who owns the environments? Who can create them for me? Who can fix them for me? Get the “who” sorted out – preferably they will be an expert in the environment – and everything else might just fall into place a bit better. Now… if only I could take my own advice and implement all of these 10 top tips my own projects will run smoothly! As I mention a few times in this article, things are easier said than done…

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Testing is about reducing risk. Testing, at its core, is really about reducing risk. The goal of testing software is not to find bugs or to make software better. It’s to reduce the risk by proactively finding and helping eliminate problems that would most greatly impact the customer using the software. Impact can happen with the frequency of an error or undesired functionality, or it can be because of the severity of the problem. If you had a bug in your accounting software that caused it to freeze up for a second or two whenever a value higher than $1,000 was entered, it would not have a huge impact. However, that would be a high enough frequency to be very annoying to the customer. How can a professional manual tester who runs routine tests regularly become more creative? There are some useful pieces of advice that might be of help to any tester.

Isolation software testing recommendation of the day : For those who are not used to remote working, it sounds idyllic until your dog/kid/partner starts driving you up the wall. And remember we are not at home because we want to be. We should do what we can to make this easier for each other, and look out for each other. Sending care packages can be a good idea, as long as they don’t get in the way of essential supplies being delivered (at the time of writing this article, Amazon is rumoured to have started delaying non essential shipments). Leaders in the company need to let people know that the company is OK with productivity taking a dip overall. Also there will be a tendency for people to use the company’s channels (instant messengers, virtual meetings) to discuss things in the news and compensate for their relative isolation. Leaders should tolerate and encourage this. Expect that most company meetings will start with 10 minutes of banter unrelated to work, that’s OK. Discover even more info on