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Jan
30
comment What quantitative metrics do you use to measure the quality of an offshore testing team?
Jim +1 for time given to test. It's a classic problem in a waterfall environment - test comes at the end, and always gets squeezed. To my mind, if you're 75% of the way through testing time before you get code that actually runs - this should be a huge red flag for the project manager that either the programmers did not get enough time to develop the product, or they did such a bad job that attempting to patch up the mess will only get you so far.
Jan
30
comment What quantitative metrics do you use to measure the quality of an offshore testing team?
Unfortunately, testers don't put the bugs in. They only find them. If the system is chock-full of bugs in the first place (and being fixed, cack-handedly by the same folks who created the original bugs, then your testing team will look bad by this metric, no matter how good they are, as each bug they report and get fixed will introduce several more.
Jan
26
comment How to search for a tester?
Pemdas, the problem you run into then is that a lot of good testers WILL NOT apply for a job that's labelled Quality Assurance.
Dec
10
comment What mistakes do your users make, and how can you update your application to handle them?
+1 for users "learn your software through exploration".
Dec
5
comment Do you believe it's a good idea for Software Engineers to have to work as Quality Assurance Engineers for some period of time?
Er, that assumes you're working in a place that pays skilled QA folk less than devs. I know some places do, but it doesn't reflect my experience - when I've known people's salaries they've generally been on a par.
Nov
30
comment How To Know When To Stop Testing?
I think you'd find Michael Bolton's blog post about stopping heuristics for testing useful to read: http://www.developsense.com/blog/2009/09/when-do-we-stop-test/ You may recognise some of the heuristics people have suggested in this thread.