Ingredients Serves: 4 600 ml (1 pint) semi-skimmed milk 1 onion or 2 shallots, halved 1 bay leaf 6 black peppercorns pinch of grated nutmeg 55 g (2 oz) butter 55 g (2 oz) plain flour salt and pepper Method Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min Pour the milk into a heavy-based saucepan and add the Read More →

I completed an evaluation of the Zephyr Enterprise Test Management tool (integrated with Jira) using HP QC as a baseline, the below findings from the evaluation pull out the key issues and are broken down into Advantages (This is something new), Neutral (This is something QC does or it is new but a bit cumbersome) Read More →

I have recently put together a Test Approach for an Agile project, below is the document structure I used, this is not a formal test plan as the detail required to create a test plan was not available. The document I created was designed to give an idea of the testing activities in an Agile Read More →

I have a question, why is it called User Acceptance Testing? Users / Product owners should be part of the development process to validate requirements and what is being built, Testers should test the system to an appropriate level of coverage. By the time it gets to the Users prior to sign off they should Read More →

When identifying tests to carry out on software it is easy to get stuck and run out of ideas. A good way to keep things moving is to use test heuristics and cheat sheets to provoke thoughts and prompt new ways of looking at things. Quality Tree Software produced a cheet sheet some time ago Read More →

ISTQB defines traceability as, ‘the ability to identify related items in documentation and software, such as requirements with associated tests’ or ‘the evidence of an association between a requirement and its source requirement, its implementation, and its verification’. Traceability is created by associating requirements with the products that satisfy them. Tests are associated with the Read More →

When managing the testing for a project using any development methodology you always need to have a core process to follow, this process can be modified and adapted as necessary to fit and work for the project and organisation that you are part of. The core process I use is: Define In a traditional Waterfall Read More →