Balancing IT Governance with Business Objectives

Posted by Paul Singleton on 22/05/2019

What is Governance?
For the purpose of this blog post, governance is considered as the mechanism of control within an organisation or team. When done right, it should accurately represent the business, it’s people, it’s attitude to risk and the regulatory environment in which it operates.

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Topics: Software Testing, IT Governance

How to Manage Stakeholder Expectations of Quality During a Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Scott Summers on 13/05/2019

It’s possible to keep your stakeholders happy, even if quality is not great, simply by managing their expectations from start to finish.

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Topics: Software Testing, Quality Assurance, Digital Transformation

Your Guide To My UAT Guide

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 8/05/2019

For a number of years, I was responsible for converting a large number of, mostly manual, processes into an automated ticket logging system for a major UK company. Many of these processes passed through a number of teams on their road to completion, and they ranged from routine tasks like creating a new user account to the more complex process of getting new software approved for purchase and installation.

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Topics: Software Testing, UAT

How To Work With A Digital Transformation Supplier

Posted by Phil Edwards on 23/04/2019

If your organisation is embarking on a Digital Transformation project, then you’ll need to consider the prospect of working with suppliers to help ease the journey. Digital Transformation is the integration of digital technology into every areas of a business, significantly changing how your company operates and delivers value to customers.

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Topics: Software Testing, Digital Transformation

An Introduction to the Importance of Regression Testing

Posted by Chris Midgley on 16/04/2019

OK, so I’ve decided to write something about regression testing, what it is, what it does, why and how do we do it. So as the song goes, “Let’s start at the very beginning”.

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Topics: Software Testing, Regression Testing

How To Build A Test Team For A Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Scott Summers on 9/04/2019

Building a high performing team is never an easy undertaking. Building the test team for a Digital Transformation project is no different.

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Topics: Software Testing, Digital Transformation, Test Teams

Software Development Life Cycle vs Software Development Death Cycle

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 1/04/2019

You’re probably familiar, to one extent or another, with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). At least, you are if you’re bothering to read this blog.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Development Life Cycle

Digital Transformation - Top 5 Must Do's For Testing

Posted by Phil Edwards on 19/03/2019

Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of years then you’ll be fully aware that Digital Transformation is at the top of every IT Directors list of things to do. Companies today are facing a couple of big challenges, staying ahead and on top of new technologies and at the same time providing outstanding customer experience. To be clear, Digital Transformation is the process of using new or modified business processes and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements by use of new and advanced technology.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, test automation, Quality Assurance, Digital Transformation

The Purpose of Defect Triage

Posted by Michael Massiah on 12/03/2019

The purpose of a defect triage meeting is to review and prioritise open defects and provide stakeholders with the opportunity to track progress, review and take action based on the information available.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Planning, Defect Triage

The Need For Automated Security Testing

Posted by Scott Summers on 5/03/2019

IT teams and testers have been challenged by automated testing for decades now.  It seems to me that many organisations haven’t really cracked the nut yet with regards to functional automation and many (too many) automated testing efforts fail to meet their objectives, budget and stakeholders’ expectations. Expectations seem to be lower for load and performance testing. I’m not sure if this is because it’s perceived to be more difficult or the risk is perceived to be lower or both. Either way I don’t think that’s true, but that’s for another post. There isn’t much conversation happening yet about automated security testing - yet. I find this strange considering 47% of companies surveyed for this year’s World Quality Report said that enhancing security is part of their IT Strategy. The number of security breaches is increasing – the 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey shows 43% of businesses in the UK experienced a security breach in the past year.

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Topics: Software Testing, Security Testing Strategy, Security Testing

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