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A Real-World intro to SAFe – Part 2

Posted by Paul Raybould on 29/09/2020

Welcome back to the second part in my blog series exploring real world SAFe. This second part picks up from where Part 1 finished so if you haven’t read that yet I’d recommend doing so before reading on.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Test Process, softwaretesting

An Introduction to Testing and the Role of a QA Tester

Posted by Jane Kelly on 11/09/2020

Today we welcome back Jane Kelly, who writes about her experience as a QA Tester.

The role of a QA Tester is to review and analyse new or changed software applications, products, mobile devices, and more, and to look for defects, or issues so that these can be resolved before a software change delivery is released for operational use.

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Topics: Quality Assurance, softwaretesting, QA Testing

The Benefits of Agile: Redefining Success Part 4

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 1/09/2020

Today we welcome back our guest author Renee Mineart, for the final piece in her series on Redefining Success. If you’ve just come across this series, I would encourage you to start at the beginning, so here are links to the previous posts:

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Topics: Benefits of Agile, softwaretesting, communication

Building a Testing Centre of Excellence- Part 2

Posted by Scott Summers on 25/08/2020

In my last post, Building a Testing Centre of Excellence, I identified the first few steps needed to create a testing centre of excellence. These are:

  • Build the business case
  • Define and share your vision
  • Create the leadership team and
  • Define your operating and financial model.
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Topics: Software Testing Assessment, Digital Transformation, softwaretesting

Don't be a Mob Boss: A Safe Environment for Failure

Posted by Renée Martin on 18/08/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renee Mineart.

In my previous blog on this topic, I introduced a few ideas that might improve your communication with your UAT testers and how to set expectations on what you want them to do.


I’d now like to expand on this and explore the ways you can provide a safe environment for failure in order to promote success. To do this, I’d like to take you back in time to 1990.

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Topics: softwaretesting, communication, success, failure

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

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