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Posted in: startups, process
Does my Agile Look Fat in this Jira ?
ScaleUps must be able to take advantage of the ability to adapt and respond to market demand. Having processes that enable transparency without burdening people with additional processes keeps their agility whilst developing structures that enable visibility.
Posted in: technology
Unlock the Power of Testing in Production with Observability
Abby Bangser talks on why testing in production makes sense, how to mitigate the impact of testing in production and how observability can help achieve that
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How to Get your Boss to Pay for Software Testing Training
Having problems getting your boss to pay for your training classes? Most bosses get the value of training especially if you can relate it to what you do, or what your boss wants to achieve. Here are some pointers to get you started.
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Seven Software Testing Plots
They say there are only seven basic story plots in the world. In the microcosym called the software testing community, we have our unique story plots. Here's an irreverant look at some of our favourites
Posted in: growth, fintech, technology
How to go about testing microservices
Developing a Software Testing Strategy for microservices requires more than understanding software test automation. This case study describes additional approaches to enable a testing strategy that puts the consumer at the heart of the testing
Posted in: growth, fintech, case-study, technology
Tyro Payments Scaling Quality
Scaling Quality through rapid company growth without compromising on quality.
Posted in: technology, saas, growth, case-study
How Cloudscene used automation testing to increase delivery speed
Cloudscene looked to deliver features at speed. Traditional testing methods impeded this. Testing Times created a Cypress software test automation framework that enabled rapid deployment of consumer value
Posted in: startup, technology, saas, growth, case-study
Zuper - Building Quality In
Zuper, a startup focused on generating wealth for millennials. Zuper allows millennials to choose how their money is invested. They approached Testing Times wanting to improve the quality of their insurance mobile app. In particular, they wished to find ways to improve quality overall and identify how to find bugs earlier in the life cycle, improving customer satisfaction.
Posted in: process, growth
Exploratory Testing References
This collection focuses on blogs and articles and books on the subject of Exploratory Testing written in the last 10 years.
Posted in: enterprise, process, saas, case-study
Quality Coach for Enterprise
The quality coach helped teams identify risk and implement a quality approach that reflected a whole team approach to quality.
Posted in: process
Quality Indicators
The why, the what, the how of quality indicators. Avoid the traps in using quality indicators when making quality visible
Posted in: people, case-study
Leadership in Software Testing
As organisations struggle to become more innovative, to respond quickly to market changes, engineering has responded by turning to continuous deployment and cross-functional teams to help meet this demand for rapid change. Many companies struggle to make software testing fast, and keep the quality they need to maintain trust with their customer base.
Posted in: transformation, enterprise, case-study
Quality Engineering Transformation
The fifth largest bank in Australia, consulted Testing Times on how to coach their testers within agile teams. They wanted to reduce the test execution time. The idea was to increase test automation and reduce the emphasis on manual testing. Testing Times proposed an alternative approach. Instead of removing the safety net, focus on building quality in. By removing dependency on end to end testing, meant that the scale of end to end testing could be reduced without compromising on quality.
Posted in: process, growth
Contemporary Quality Engineering
Quality engineering enables visualisation of the state of quality anytime in the delivery lifecycle of a system or service. It does so in terms of its business outcome."​
Posted in: process, people
Disrupting the Hiring Process
The job hiring process has become dehumanised. Recruitment is about relationships and people. About understanding a person and what they aspire to be. At Testing Times we no longer ask for resumes, instead we ask you to book in a 15 minute chat.
Posted in: technology
Learning Observability
With observability becoming more understood and common, I felt it would be useful to compile a list of learning material that people new to this area might appreciate. The better we observe and consequently understand our systems, the better we get at predicting and reducing risks.