Fishing with alligators in the murky swamps of UAT management

Whilst on a recent trip to Florida I spent a little leisure time partaking in some fishing. Rest assured no fish were hurt in this venture and they were all safely delivered back to the lake. However, I also saw …

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What you just can’t do without. Regression testing is a central component in ensuring software quality. Done correctly the software delivered will be more reliable, and robust, increasing in quality more so after every release. Applying the ten key factors …

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Output should be easy to understand and interpret. QA need to make the decision as to whether something has passed or failed quickly and act accordingly. To allow this to happen it is important that the automation being used creates …

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Automation needs to be available to everyone not just specialized test resources. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any impediments. These impediments normally revolve around the technical aspects …

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Being able to create the automation quickly increases the efficiency. One area of testing that lends itself to automation is regression. Automation allows repeatability, and re-use, over the more mundane tasks required. An automation test can be run hundreds of …

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What are the really important processes that could cause the most harm if they went wrong? After smoke tests are completed a more thorough set of sanity tests should be run. These would verify all the important processes, i.e. those …

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Ensure you can fully test end to end across the core applications. You’ve checked your environments secured the process for re-usable and renewable data – we now need to consider the landscape scope. With regression testing integration is key. This …

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