Software Testing

Testing, testing: Securing the IoT

The IoT is set to have significant impact on the way we do things today; either at home, at work, while shopping, even in manufacturing and medicine. To prepare for numerous networks of devices, sensors and actuators communicating in short and medium range protocols – security must be a paramount consideration. Not least because the 

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9 tips to build an effective Test Center of Excellence (TCoE)

There is a science to building a Test Center of Excellence (TCoE). It involves various key steps such as customer buy-in, process orientation, enabling effective communication channels and reporting against critical success factors. Here are the 9 important tips to build an effective Test Center of Excellence. Get buy-in from the sponsor: When an organization 

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Six key principles for effective test reporting and conducting defect triage meeting

In a typical maintenance project, the Test Manager /Test Lead faces two unique and repetitive challenges every week; test reporting must be done with identification of blocking issues in execution of important test cases and the defect triage meeting (DTM) has to be conducted successfully to discuss, agree on the defects, resolution and the timeline. 

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Top three factors inducing defects due to poor requirements definition

A well-defined set of business requirements is the foundation for a successful software development. Absence of an effective requirement definition may lead to various project related risks that prevent one from achieving the desired business outcomes. Therefore the utmost importance must be given to the requirement definition phase. Various metrics and methods have been designed 

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Three reasons why basic requirement mapping document is a must for successful agile delivery

What level of documentation is necessary for the “Agile” delivery model? This remains a persistent question. Agile practices restrict the amount of time spent on preparing reports and documentation manually for all kinds of transactional activities like reviews, test execution reports, audit reports etc., which need to be pulled from the systems and tools as 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part II)

In my previous post  I elaborated on the key factors to be ensured in Data quality validation and end user & BI / report testing for an effective outcome. Data quality validation comprises of test for data completeness, data transformation and data quality. In this post I shall explain about the other two aspects that Data 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part I)

The success of any Data Warehouse (DWH) solution lies in its ability to not only analyze huge amounts of data over time but also to provide stakeholders and end-users meaningful options that are based on real-time data. While details are elaborated below, it is essential that a good DWH test strategy should cover validation of 

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Enterprise mobile QA: The truth about 5 common myths

Mobility is the next frontier of the enterprise.  As millennial consumers in a digital age, we are driving change to our employers, business partners, and even clients to allow for the same flexibility, speed, and interaction with data that we have in our personal lives. This applies to device usage as well as software development, 

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5 Mistakes Payers Should Avoid While Implementing ICD-10

The deadline for ICD-10 implementation is fast approaching and healthcare Payers and Providers have less than two years to meet the requirements. Some healthcare organizations have yet to initiate their plans for the migration, some have progressed at a slow pace and very few have made substantial commitment to completion. Payers on track with the 

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10 Tips to Effectively Plan Performance Testing for a New Website

It’s rare for any major application or website to go live without going through performance testing. It’s an extremely important activity that requires effective planning and execution.  Based on our experience in implementing web applications including websites for global clients, we believe a well-planned approach to testing new web applications goes a long way in 

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