How Competitor Analysis Can Help Software Testers

Testing is an intellectual activity that requires testers to explore, question, experiment, and even compare similar products. Most testers rarely conduct competitor analysis because they feel it’s not their job, and confine themselves to fewer testing responsibilities.

Competitor analysis is an excellent way that testers can add more value to their organizations. Here is an article on how competition analysis can help you 

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 Enhance Your Testing Strategy with Mind Map-Driven Testing 

  • Mind map-driven testing can enable testers to prevent comprehensive forms of test documentation and focus on test idea generation.

  • Mind mapping-driven testing exposes you to your thinking. It enables you to brainstorm and organize your ideas effectively.

  • Lean test artifacts help you provide quick feedback to your developers and stakeholders, hence reducing the time-to-market of your software while ensuring high quality.

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A Guide to Being a Successful QA Leader

  • Are you an experienced QA leader and were not trained on leading a team?

  • Have you been just promoted as QA Lead or a Manager? And want to know how to succeed in your new role? 

  • Are you a Sr. QA engineer aspiring to be a QA leader?

  • Are you the informal lead of your team?

If yes, you have come to the right place. This article will deep dive into what leadership truly means and how QA leaders can be successful in their roles while creating a deep impact in their workspace.

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Achieve More with Less: Pareto’s Principle in Software Testing

Learn how to increase your productivity as a tester and make your life easier. Here is my latest article on Pareto’s principle and how you can apply it in your day-to-day testing activities.

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9 Cognitive biases and how they influence software testing

When performing software testing, we fall prey to some unconscious psychological biases which lead to errors in our decision-making. Being aware of various cognitive biases helps you to counter their influence over you.

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How to Measure the Value of your Test Automation?

 Test Automation is the biggest enabler of agility. Test automation increases test effectiveness, efficiency, and coverage, saving time, effort, and cost. However many of us struggle to justify and measure the value of test automation. This is simply because we don’t measure it! What gets measured, gets done.

Measuring the value derived from automated testing using an ROI formula does not make sense. We should rather measure and justify investment in automation in terms of VALUE.


Thought Leader’s Perspective – Learn From Prashant Hegde

Prashant is an active participant in our community and has received the Golden Feedback of the Week Award. In order to know more about his background and gain some insight into his passion for the work he does in Quality Assurance, we decided to ask him some questions about his experiences, personal development, and advice for those looking to advance their QA careers.

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Beginner’s Guide To Continuous Testing

Organizations no longer have the luxury to trade-off ‘quality’ over ‘speed,’ or vice versa, when delivering software. Organizations today have started to realize that in order to stay competitive, they need to deliver high-quality software at an accelerated rate by keeping the cost to a minimum. Organizations aspire to reach there by leveraging Agile and DevOps methodologies. 

“How to achieve quality faster?” Continuous Testing is the answer to the core question.


Shivaji’s Epic Escape Lessons learned for software Testing

Chhatrapati Shivaji (Maratha King) was one of the most progressive and sensible rulers in the history of India.  We have heard countless stories of his victories when his tactics and practicality helped him win battles even when he was outnumbered.

An interesting lesson that we testers can learn from. history.

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3 Ways to Spice up Your Next Retrospective
(Part 2)

Let’s look at some fun sprint retrospective ideas that will help you to overcome the lack of creativity in the retrospectives boring.

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Poka-Yoke in Software Testing: Elevate Your Customer Experience

Take a look at this checklist:

  • Are you a tester who wants to do more than just finding and reporting bugs?

  • Are you looking to add more value to the software development process?   

  • Are you thinking about how you can prevent bugs that can bother customers? 

  • Are you willing to go that extra mile for your users, to deliver the best customer experience?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you should continue reading…📖

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How to be a Customer Obsessed Tester?

Testing isn’t just about functionality anymore. Tester's need to focus on what matters to their customers by adopting a customer-first mindset. A customer-obsessed tester focuses on satisfying their customers by thoroughly understanding them and acting on those insights.

Are you a customer-obsessed tester? How are you as a tester providing the best possible experience to your customers?

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The Ultimate Guide To Organizing a Bug Bash

Bug Bashes🐞 are a secret weapon that several organizations employ to roll out high-quality software. Bug bashing is an effective technique to combat bugs before major releases. Here is my latest article, which explains how to organize bug bashes by harnessing the power of your entire organization.

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The Role of Occam’s Razor in Software Testing

Learn how to make faster and effective decisions by leveraging a popular philosophical razor called Occam’s Razor. This is a very interesting post!

Detectives, doctors, and even scientists have used this mental model in their respective fields to find solutions by cutting unnecessary assumptions.

Read my latest article on "The Role of Occam’s Razor in Software Testing"


How to accelerate testing with in-sprint automation?

Overcome the barriers for testing at the speed of Agile/DevOps by embracing In-sprint test automation.


Why Quality of test data matters?

Several times testers fail to discover the problems that customers encounter. Why?
Many times it’s because of the Test data that is being used.

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How to Develop a Test Automation Strategy

Organizations have embraced Agile and DevOps to deliver high-quality software in a faster and more efficient way. Test Automation is considered to be one of the biggest promoters of agility. But several times, the investment in Test Automation might not deliver its value with an ineffective strategy.

In this article, we will discuss devising an intelligent Test Automation strategy that can help us prevent common Test Automation failures.

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5 Incredibly Useful KPIs for Test Automation

This is critical for Software Testing, where Automation’s effectiveness is constantly debated. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) play a crucial role in measuring the effectiveness and accuracy of your team’s automated testing efforts. KPI’s can aid in improving your automated testing process and tracking its status. Additionally, by communicating KPIs, your executive team will have more clarity about what exactly Test Automation can achieve.                                    

There are many different KPIs you can use. You do not need to use all of them; rather, choose those that best align with your business objectives. We chose 5 KPIs that we find quite universal and applicable to many industries and projects.


Master API Test Automation in 10 Minutes

Postman is a Google Chrome app that helps you to create, save, send HTTP requests and test the response data.  It helps to automate the process of making API requests and testing API responses, allowing testers to establish a very efficient workflow. Most programmers and testers are familiar with Postman. However, many use it just to check the response for the services that they are working on. They are unaware of the powerful features that postman offers like: Collections, Tests and Pre-request scripts. In this article, I would like to give a quick overview of the test snippets provided by Postman.

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3 Ways to Spice up Your Next Retrospective
(Part 1)

Let’s look at some fun sprint retrospective ideas that will help you to overcome the lack of creativity in the retrospectives boring.

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