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A Real-World intro to SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework

Posted by Paul Raybould on 12/08/2020

What is SAFe?

SAFe is a framework which combines various pieces of different agile methodologies and principles such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean and DevOps.

Why use SAFe?

The SAFe model of working is relevant to large organisations with multiple development teams delivering highly complex systems.

Should everyone adopt SAFe?

Adopting SAFe in smaller team structures with few cross-team dependencies would negatively impact the agility of these teams and affect delivery and velocity. The overheads of planning in particular would probably outweigh the benefits of adopting SAFe.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, DevOps and Testing, Digital Transformation

Tracking, Tracing, Testing!

Posted by Jane Kelly on 29/07/2020

Today we welcome back Jane Kelly who dives into the fascinating world of Track & Trace.

Track & Trace has been heavily reported on in the news, and it has made me think about some of the synergies with Software Testing. Tracking can be thought of in terms of the emerging path of what is being analysed, where its current state is, and where it is likely to end up. Like testing, tracking requires many different measures to provide value.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Testing Techniques, Digital Transformation

Building a Testing Centre of Excellence- A How to Guide

Posted by Scott Summers on 28/07/2020

In my previous two posts, I went into some detail about some of the benefits of implementing a Testing Centre of Excellence (TCOE).

The benefits can be summarised as:

  • Reduced costs
  • Increased efficiency and consistency
  • Maximised staff utilisation
  • Increased test maturity and promote innovation across the organisation
  • Increased adoption of best practices
  • Test policy and test strategies aligned with the business needs
  • Ensures availability of specialised testing services
  • Improved use of management information
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Topics: Digital Transformation, Test Teams, softwaretesting

Version 2.0 Part 2: Hey, let’s Talk about how we Talk

Posted by Renée Martin on 14/07/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renée Elizabeth Mineart.

Welcome back to my series on how to successfully deliver a failed project. If you’ve not read the introductory post yet, it can be found here. We left off talking about communication, and I’d like to dive a bit deeper into this topic if I may.

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Topics: Software Testing, UAT

Version 2.0: What to do when Version 1.0 hits the proverbial fan.

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 7/07/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renée Elizabeth Mineart.

It has taken me a considerable amount of time to get my head around this topic. I’m not sure, even now as I place fingertips to keyboard, it is the right direction for this blog. But I think it’s an important topic to cover and is perhaps not talked about often enough. So, I ask you to please, bear with me as we broach the murky waters of … (queue dramatic music) … Project Failure. 

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Topics: Software Testing, Scrum, Quality Assurance, Developer Based Testing, Project Management

Benefits of a Testing Centre of Excellence - Part 2

Posted by Scott Summers on 24/06/2020

In my last post I discussed how a Testing Centre of Excellence can reduce cost and create efficiency in an organisation. In this post I will discuss some of the other benefits of a TCOE.

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Topics: Software Testing, Testing, Test Management, Test Manager, Test Teams, testingcentreofexcellence

Benefits of a Testing Centre of Excellence

Posted by Scott Summers on 23/06/2020

What is a Testing Centre of Excellence?
A Testing Centre of Excellence (TCOE) can be many different things with different objectives and its scale and reach will vary from company to company. Generally speaking, it’s an internal organisation that provides various testing and testing related services to its internal customers. Although internal, it can be set up and delivered by a third-party external organisation. The TCOE can be onshore or offshore and geographically dispersed but, by definition, will always be managed centrally. 

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Topics: Software Testing, testingcentreofexcellence

Transformation Journeys - Mutiny on the Project

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 17/06/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renée Elizabeth Mineart. 

I realised this week that I have a character flaw. Probably, one of many, if I’m being honest, but let’s just focus on the one for now.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Teams, Project Management

My Thoughts on Increasing Test Maturity and What it Means to Me Part 4

Posted by Scott Summers on 28/05/2020

In my last post, I shared the steps I go through to understand what an organisation is trying to achieve through testing and how their current testing model is being implemented. In this, the final blog in the series on increasing test maturity, I want to discuss how I get to the end goal of a mature test model that does what it needs to do.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Maturity

My Thoughts on Increasing Test Maturity and What it Means to Me Part 3

Posted by Scott Summers on 28/05/2020

This blog is the third in a little series where I write about my thoughts on increasing test maturity. Previously, I went into a bit of detail on the importance of wining the hearts and minds of the various stakeholders impacted by the change in approach.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Maturity

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