I have started to use Jira to manage development of a new web site following agile practices. I want to create test plans and was hoping tools exist that work better than a spreadsheet full of functional test scenarios. Ideally the tool would integrate with Jira (that is serving us well for defect and feature request tracking).
What do you use and why did you select it ? Was it successful in your first project ? I can not afford to fail !
On the surface the concepts of test management are simple to grasp. One test case, run against one product, by one tester and one result recorded. Such a simple concept. Except that it’s not that simple.
The following is based on a true story
Imagine you are hired to work as a software tester (or test lead) for a company that develops a web-based product .
When you get to the place you notice that these guys are really sharp and work with the latest technology and methodologies available; but very quickly you also notice a very strange behavior in the company: they run only a small number of tests before rolling new features out into production!
What tools are out there for organizations to assess themselves outside of hiring an appraisal consultant in the likes of CMMI, IEEE, TMMI, etc.?
I am currently working for a small software company that would like to know where their testing organization sits in comparison to "industry".
I came across this tool by chance and was wondering if anyone had tried it and can provide input on the validity of the outcomes of this tool and if it ring true to others.
The link to this online tool is:
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I specialise in Contract Recruitment in the Software Testing Market.
For the moment I am offering free training on our InterSkill eLearning platform for anyone that registers a live requirement with me.
Once we have established a working relationship and have a contractor on site with you, I can give your team access to the platform which could potentially save you thousands of pounds and you could also use it to reward your staff.
Many organisations are frightened of changing alignment to traditional Test Management frameworks such as ISEB and ISTQB; but is that because there are no new innovations in Test Management techniques and frameworks, or is it because the widely recognised frameworks are seen as best practice rather than practical.
We just launched Open Source Test Management, a new directory and guide to free test management tools, related articles and resources. There are dozens of free test management tools out there, each one with a different feature set, capabilities and design goals so we wanted to provide a central reference list of available tools. We would appreciate your feedback and welcome ideas.
When I first heard about Zephyr the one aspect that seemed remarkable to me is its SaaS offering. It was truly unusual for a company that charges only for the services that you use. So that means you can ramp up or ramp down the services as and when you need. Therefore I required only a few seconds to zero in on the test management system that I needed for my company.
My software company is in the infancy stage and the current global economic slump has me worried about keeping my costs down as I struggle to run my business. Needless to say, I can’t spend much on the development and QA testing tools my team needs. Then I heard about a cost-effective test management platform called Zephyr 2.0. When I researched more, I found out that I could get all the functionality I needed and it integrated with JIRA (which we’ve been using for a while) and all this for a fraction of what I had mentally budgeted. Check it out for yourself at: www.getzephyr.com.