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Jane Kelly

Jane Kelly
Jane joined the nFocus Team in 2015 as Test Consultant. Over her time in testing, Jane has picked up vast amounts of experience in many different aspects of the Delivery Life Cycle including systems testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing, amongst other things. Specialising in integration testing, usually web based interfaces with financial back office systems, print, MI, email and mobile/device testing.
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Unlocking the Power of Testing Key Terms

Posted by Jane Kelly on 3/10/2023

A Closer Look at Testing Lifecycle and Key Terms

Hello fellow LinkedIn readers and welcome to thoughts of the day. As a child, I would often engage in word puzzles, anagrams and then later learning testing material we used mnemonics to remember things.

As a spin off at my tea-break, I wrote down the word ‘testing’ and reeled off some key terms that feature heavily in testing. All for some light-hearted reading based upon my many experiences over the years.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Development Life Cycle, Testing Terms

Test Consultant's Experience of Measuring Software Test Success

Posted by Jane Kelly on 22/08/2023

From the Inside Out - Measuring Software Test Success 

Welcome to my blog about measuring the success of software testing. This is an important topic because it directly puts cost benefit analysis under the spotlight. Cost control is at the forefront of everything we do, so spending needs to be closely managed and justified.

The sub-header, ‘From The Inside Out’, is written from inside the delivery lifecycle and from more than two decades of testing experience, observations and perspective of a Test Consultant.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Testing Consultancy, success

Prioritisation, Impact Analysis & Dependency

Posted by Jane Kelly on 27/07/2023

How to Utilise Impact Analysis & Dependency for Maximum Benefit

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a few musings around prioritisation, impact analysis and dependency in testing. This topic is of great interest to me because it affects so much of our lives, we do it naturally with varying success; depending upon our core values and many other variables. These includes aspirations, age, upbringing, genetics, level of responsibilities, consequences and experience. We are all consumers and users subconsciously testing the products available on the market, prioritising those which are important to us and our perception of how much value is to be received in using those carefully selected products.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Test Process

Test Automation Advantages - Spring into Action

Posted by Jane Kelly on 16/02/2023

Introduction to Test Automation in Software Testing

As we rapidly approach the new spring season with vigour, there is never a better time to revisit areas in our work/home lives and look at applying a fresh approach to make improvements.

The same can be said for software testing and exploring fresh ways of being innovative in the use of processes, tools and methodologies applied. The new financial year can bring new opportunities to invest in improvement initiatives and the spring season can often give rise to renewed energy, open mindsets, renewed commitment to try and apply new strategies and look to reduce none value-add activities.

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Topics: Software Testing, test automation, TEST AUTOMATION BENEFITS

Testing - Past & Present

Posted by Jane Kelly on 27/01/2022

Recently, I’ve been reflecting upon the evolving software testing role. Here are my reflections, some of which may be present in your organisation.

The Role Definition

Historically, the role was defined as a ‘Tester’ or a ‘Test Analyst/Software Test Analyst.’ In recent years, it’s changed to ‘Software Engineer.’ The role has evolved along with technology and now requires a degree of programming knowledge. The original remit was fairly set and involved reading, questioning, analysing and lots of manual keying. Current day requires automation skills for data creation, performance testing, use of API automation and generic regression test execution.

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Topics: Software Testing, Remote Working, Tech Roles

DevOps Process Flow - 8 Stages

Posted by Jane Kelly on 20/10/2021

The Essential Guide to DevOps Process Flow

The words DevOps Process Flow refers to the continuous momentum achieved using the blended functional pipeline activity performed by a dynamic team. The team will typically be made up of solution architects, programmers and testers, plus other key roles. There are of course distinct activities which drive any substantial delivery. There are 8 core stages to a successful DevOps.

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Topics: Software Testing, DevOps and Testing, DevOps

Software Testing Framework: How-to Guide

Posted by Jane Kelly on 16/08/2021

Understanding Software Testing Goals

Welcome! Today, I am going to blog about the things to consider when setting up software testing as a framework within an organisation with no existing test capability. Read on, to learn more…

A great starting point is the who, why, where, what and when approach. These things will enable you to create a plan about how you begin and what else you need!

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Automation Frameworks, Software Test Plan

Types of Software Testing - a Glossary - nFocus Blog

Posted by Jane Kelly on 29/06/2021

Types of Software Testing - a Glossary

It's amusing that software testing is a conversation starter or stopper at a party when you exchange details on what you do for a living during first greetings, depending upon whether you meet a fellow ‘techie’ or not! Software testing doesn't have to be daunting; it can be fun and interesting!

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Testing Techniques, Software Test Process

DevOps Testing Process

Posted by Jane Kelly on 5/01/2021

DevOps Testing Process: A Comprehensive Overview

Introducing you to our first blog of year 2021, created by one of our blog writers, Jane Kelly who explores the topic of DevOps, its benefits and different types of roles. 

DevOps can be described as a set of working practices which combines Development and IT Operations. It brings people, processes and technology closer together, which is renowned for offering higher value to customers and achieving costs.

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Topics: Software Testing, DevOps and Testing, DevOps

Black Box Testing Techniques

Posted by Jane Kelly on 15/12/2020

Introduction to Black Box Testing

Today, we welcome back Jane Kelly with a new blog.

Welcome to the world of Black Box testing! It remains one of my firm favourites because it’s a method of software testing that looks at the functions of an application. It doesn’t delve into the murky and technical depths of the internal working and structure, nor does it dive into detailed workings within the design or code. So, let’s talk about black box testing techniques and how they can be applied to create test cases

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Topics: Software Testing, Testing Techniques, Black Box Testing

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