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If the 3 Perils of Software Development™—Defects, Delays, and Dollars—are regularly driving your projects off schedule and over budget, getting your QA and testing team back on course can be hard. That’s why applying a metrics-based testing methodology is so important—it’s the most reliable course correction there is.

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We’ve said it a thousand times, “Test automation can cut your testing budget in half.” But while we’re so focused on value, are we forgetting the little things—like future-proofing your testing effort by preserving your SMEs’ valuable knowledge?

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But despite our best efforts to avoid high-pressure situations, we inevitably find ourselves dealing with them. Since we can't avoid them, Jeff Van Fleet (Lighthouse's President and CEO) shares his philosophy on leadership under pressure.

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Talk to anyone well-versed in eCommerce, and you’ll likely hear the same refrain: the user experience (UX) is king. But while no one’s disputing that, it’s important to note that the reign of UX has also signaled the ascension of another two-letter acronym: QA—or as it’s also known, quality assurance.

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We talk a lot about the value and benefits of test automation, but we don’t always discuss those nitty-gritty, practical tips and tricks that can really help you when you’re in the trenches. So, bearing that in mind, here are some tips we’ve learned along the way to help you out on your next project.

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At a time when the whole nation seems increasingly polarized and divided, Lighthouse CEO Jeff Van Fleet reminds us that perception is reality. So whenever things seem bad, keeping a positive outlook can go a long ways towards a happier and balanced life.

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Everyone says that software testing teams need to have a plan. They need to be proactive, metrics-based, and thorough; not reactionary or improvisational. But consider this: if an organization’s goals aren’t aligned with the business they serve, is their plan really all that good anyway?

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Without enough manpower to allocate to testing, most of the testing on international deployments ends up skipped— risking the injection of critical defects and making every release a game of Russian Roulette for IT. In an increasingly-globalized world, it’s little surprise that companies have more international reach than ever before.  And while that’s a good thing [...]

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it's also the most distracting. So when Lighthouse CEO Jeff Van Fleet was facing writer's block he came up with a novel idea to share what's whizzing through his head: a word search!

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Imagine trying to launch a new website for the holiday season, and your offshore developer delivers defect-laden code with far more bugs than you expected. Do you launch the site anyways—risking widespread user frustration—or do you correct the defects while missing the busiest shopping season of the year?

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