Posts Categorized: Quality Assurance

What makes a great quality assurance analyst?

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What is it that makes a quality assurance analyst special? QA analysis is a field that many people find that they either love or hate. Those who truly enjoy QA tend to embody some very specific traits, which make them successful at their work. A Solid and Diverse Technical Background In order to break software,… Read more »

Can QA Be A Scrum Master?

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At first glance, the role of quality assurance appears to be extremely similar to that of the scrum master. The individual responsible for QA is responsible for the quality of the final deliverable of the project. This is a responsibility that any scrum master should also be sharing. In fact, in agile development, the entire team shares… Read more »

Why Quality Assurance Is Not Quality Control

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Though quality assurance and quality control may seem similar on the surface, understanding the differences between the two is critical to maintaining the highest quality of products and services. When properly defined, quality assurance and quality control operate in tandem to ensure that the correct operations lead to the appropriate results. The Process of Quality… Read more »

5 Best Practices For Test Data Management

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Continuous testing has become essential for many modern application development strategies, only increasing the need for comprehensive and conscientious test data management. Test data may be collected in large volumes and analyzed for a variety of reasons: to ensure the required functionality of an application, to improve and refine performance, and/or to review how a product functions in… Read more »

Eliminate Tester-Developer Hate

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Throughout the testing process, many developers will find “Why did you do that?” echoing in their head. It’s a tester’s job to break things… things that a developer has spent a long time building. But most developers understand the value that a tester brings; it isn’t the fact that the tester has broken their hard work… Read more »

How Benchmarks Can Improve QA

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When used as a quality assurance tool, benchmarking builds comparisons between your performance and the performance of your competition. Benchmarking can be used to identify core strengths and pain points, ultimately empowering a company with the data it needs to improve its operations. Modern and more robust data technology has made comprehensive data-driven benchmarking analysis accessible for businesses of all sizes and… Read more »