Managing COTS Test Efforts, In Three Parts – It’s Like Conducting an Orchestra!

Imagine this: You are a testing professional newly hired by a mid-to-large size company. Any industry. You are responsible for the testing of all of the company’s internal corporate systems—HRIS, Finance, ERP, CRM, CLM, Sales Management, and Knowledge Management to … Continue reading

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When the Documented Requirements Just Don’t Provide the Story That Needs to Be Told and Other Not-So-Short Stories of Woe

So here’s a challenging situation that Insight Quality (IQ) came across a year or so ago when working for a large Fortune 10 client.  I want to illustrate this problem for a number of reasons.  First, I want to share … Continue reading

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The “P” Word

Process. NO!  WAIT!  DON’T LEAVE!  COME BACK! Why is it that anytime the word “process” is mentioned, it seems that everyone turns tail and runs…?  It never fails.  I think that people, quite frankly, are scared of the word “process.” … Continue reading

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“What…? You Say That QA and Testing Are Not the Same Thing…???”

Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. In the software testing world and in the quality assurance industry, this is a sticky point. It irks us that these terms are oft used interchangeably.  How many times do you hear someone say, … Continue reading

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