Category: Industry Blogs

Test Automation – the “Where are we?” question

Just like in the old joke about asking for directions which earns the response – “If I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here.”  If you don’t know where you are, how you do things now, understand what, why

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Test Automation, Whose job is it?

Easy. It must be the QA team, the responsibility of the QA manager surely? Mind you, the QA team are not usually responsible for bug creation, so the developers must play a role. And the Shift Left argument proposes that

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US financial services company on the money with test automation

  Recently, I had the great opportunity to provide our test automation training/consulting services to one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US. This company was built on a tradition of excellence in community banking. With a

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Get the Grinch out of Testville.. and your QA Dept!

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe test automation, he thought… doesn’t have to be so painful. Maybe automation perhaps means a little bit more!” Had our Grinch

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How a Grinch tester could ruin the winter release

“I must stop this whole thing! Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now. I must stop Testville testing… but how?”   The Grinch’s idea was to cause mayhem by letting the QA team down, forcing the project

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What turns a tester into the Grinch?

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus; You’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!” The Grinch can be identified in

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The Famous Grouse effects significant modernisation in project delivery

A wee tipple of a video that will warm the hearts of anyone seeking to automate their testing processes. In less time  that it takes to knock back a dram, hear Alistair Norrie, Business Technology Programme Manager share how Edrington,

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“Captive, bound and double-ironed”- Jacob Marley’s ghost, or UAT with an SME?

Are your Business Users doomed to the same fate as Jacob Marley, the chained and tormented ghost in Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”? “Captive, bound and double-ironed “ and dragged away from their day jobs to go through tortuous repetitious

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How the Grinch stole scripting

“Every Tester in Testville liked testing a lot. But the Grinch, who sat north of Development – did not. The Grinch was a Tester and he hated the whole damn lot! Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows

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Getting the best out of your ERP system – M3 UA Eindhoven

You’ve bought an ERP system to ensure that your company runs more efficiently. It probably cost you (your company) an arm and a leg to get it installed and up and running. Now you need to realise some of that

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