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The software development project has come so far, and everyone can see that the end is near. Likely, you’re doing Agile development and have been doing in-sprint testing along the way.  Maybe you’re pretty sophisticated and have been doing test automation along the way.  But, whether Agile or Waterfall, you likely want to do a [...]

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Let’s all gather around, PM’s and Executives alike because we are about to introduce a significant change to the way your employees do their jobs. When the development and testing are all completed, the first thought is “We’re in the clear!” but that couldn’t be further from the truth because the project is still at [...]

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For software development projects large and small, there are several advantages to having a dedicated Quality Assurance (QA) team when it comes to testing.  Many project managers attempt to cut costs by having all team members engaged in the testing process to keep things in-house. Sometimes it works well, but after experiencing the contrast of [...]

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The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings up all kinds of fantastic images to mind, thanks to Hollywood. We have robots of both evil and kind persuasions and of course, they have human forms, because that’s what sells. All of that being said, what about real life? The robots in the movies go beyond what they [...]

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Once upon a time, software development teams waited until the end of the development cycle to fully test the finished product. This practice had a team of manual testers follow scripts, or they removed SMEs from their day jobs and monopolized their time for 4-6 weeks while they tested the functionality of the software.  Of [...]

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How Is Your DRE?

Beautiful and lush green grass covers a yard. A little seedling from a weed pops up but is not noticed right away. Quickly the weed becomes a small-sized tree, but nobody has time to tackle the yard today. It seems as if no time has passed, but suddenly that tree grows as tall as a [...]

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I hope this message finds you well and enjoying life. As many of you know, I spend a great deal of my time learning about leadership, observing others, and playing with these notions for myself. One thing I’ve learned is that regardless of where you are in your organization, you can be a great leader. You can lead [...]

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“ The path to lower costs, shorter schedules and all good things, is to focus on measuring and improving quality. Mistakes happen, but a focus on quality that detects and fixes defects in the early work products can have a huge impact.” Based on a team of 100 developers, your average annual spend on software [...]

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“So, yes, the whole team is involved and committed to quality, but the Quality Assurance role is a vital one.  We can’t expect to deliver efficiently without an excellent, well-designed testing platform and this requires expertise and as much investment as the product itself if we want that product to thrive.” We came across this [...]

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“After several months of playing with that notion, I realized that life ebbs and flows and that the demand in each of these aspects ebbs and flows too.” I was recently invited to share some of my experiences and help mentor our Women 4 Technology group here in Dayton.  I was one of several invited [...]

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