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Kipling, not cakes but 5 W's and H

Posted by Tony Simms on 6/04/2022

Kipling, not cakes but 5 W's and H

Do you know the poem that starts?

“I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.”

These six questions can serve you very well when creating user stories. They can be particularly useful if used in a group setting. Even more so if the group has wide representation across the various stakeholder groups. In fact, having input from a mixed group is particularly important if you are looking to get comprehensive user stories that everyone can agree to.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Tools, Test Requirements

Data Storage Solutions - 'I want to lose my Digital Weight'

Posted by Asmita Dixit on 1/02/2022

Data Storage Solutions - 'I want to lose my Digital Weight'

In the Christmas of 2021, I did it! I made Google give me the ‘Storage Full’ notification by exceedng 15GB data storage. This inspired my New Year resolution – ‘lose the digital weight’!

How did I gain it?

All of us like to express our thoughts and experiences in the form of blogs, presentations, files, photos, emails and posts on professional as well as social platforms. We also like to create a memory of such occasions and save them for future reference. But when we need to, we create new artefacts in-line with our reflection at the given point and of course, save it again for future reference!

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Tools, Test Data

Improving Software Quality - Test Practice Cards

Posted by Tony Simms on 15/06/2021

Improving Software Quality - Test Practice Cards

Are you looking to mature the understanding of testing within your organisation, improve software quality or looking for an event for a remote team meeting?

If so, Test Practice Cards might hold the answer!

So, what are they?

Test Practice Cards are a set of digital or physical cards. Each card contains a succinct, pithy sentence with regards to a single aspect of testing. Together, the cards contain the essence of what ‘Good Test Practice’ looks like in your organisation.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Tools, Software Testing Assessment

Top Trumps - Best Test Tools

Posted by The nFocus Team on 21/11/2016

We often get asked ‘what is the best test tool out there?’ and to be fair there’s no real straight answer. Of course there are licenced tools, supported and regularly updated but can be expensive. There are freeware tools, cheap, easy to use but often limited on functionality; and there are tools that will automate, those that will check the performance of your applications and those that will track and manage your defects. There is a lot of choice and a lot that claim to do everything…

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Tools

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