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March 5, 2014  8:07 AM

A Good Programmer Cannot be a Good Tester To Replace One



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software development, software testing, tester

It has become as well proven fact that a tester cannot become a good programmer and a programmer cannot be a good tester. It does not mean that a...

February 28, 2014  10:17 PM

Ensure Complete Test Coverage For a Product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

It is important to ensure completeness of testing for any new product built based on the customer's business...


February 28, 2014  10:02 PM

Introspective Aspects Of Complete Coverage of Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, software testing, tester

There are many ways to ensure complete coverage of software testing as discussing in my earlier...

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February 16, 2014  6:07 PM

Focus More On Mobile Apps: Development and Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality, software development, software testing, tester

2014 would be a year to focus more on development and deployment of mobile applications in corporate world all across the globe. Corporate are seeking an absolute confidence in using their enterprise software apps on mobile, at least to cover the core business part. Confidence is definitely...


January 19, 2014  12:17 PM

Quality Cannot Happen In Isolation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Imagine a scenario when quality is sitting in isolation with no information about what projects are in pipeline at what stage and what is the plan of things coming into their kitty for testing and QC approval. Gone are the days when this used to happen. Quality has to be part of all stages of...


January 19, 2014  1:49 AM

Quality Is Not Speed To Deliver



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester

If you feel that speed produces better results, you are wrong and carrying a misconception in mind. Speed in lack of proper direction and predefined or planned results is always a disaster. One has to be very clear what results are in demand while carrying out testing of a product. That is where a...


November 21, 2013  10:08 PM

Test Cases Base – Customer Requirement or Development Requirements?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

I recently met with a test team with an excellent performance record. For all the applications where it had given a green have a track record of zero major bug encounter post its launch and 100% customer satisfaction with timely sign off. Definitely the credit goes to this test lead and his team....


July 30, 2013  10:34 PM

Software Test Industry Is About To Boom



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

No wonder if you get to know that the global demand of expert software testing professionals is increasing exponentially. There are, in general, two misconceptions about this profession - one, a technology/ engineering guy if does not succeed in software development business take testing as a...


July 7, 2013  10:11 PM

Ten Factors Impacting Quality Of Software



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

You ask any software company about their first wish and it will be a consistent desire to produce quality software. Ideally it would be fantastic if the product goes beyond the expectations of customer in terms of quality but usually it never happens. EVery time a product is handed over to...


June 3, 2013  9:59 PM

Four Dimensions Of Software Quality Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Quality is the longest journey in any project whereas other teams board and leave the train on various stations. Quality team has various roles during this long journey. Each role has its own set of requirements and impact on overall health of the project. These various roles can also be termed as...


June 3, 2013  8:35 PM

Seven Essential Guidelines For Setting Up Staging Server



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Following are the five essential guidelines for setting up your Staging Server while releasing it to key users for conducting UAT: 1. Select the right audience: If you are scared about failure of UAT and therefore select not too expert end user you are digging your own grave. Select the best of...


May 28, 2013  6:58 PM

SAP Takes New Initiative To Recruit Autistic People As Testers And Programmers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
tester

SAP AG has taken a great initiative by deciding to recruit Autistic youth as software testers, QA specialists and programmers. For this they have joined hands with an organization known as Specialisterne. After a thorough study results SAP found out that people with autism carry a unique set of...


May 12, 2013  3:30 PM

When You Are Fresh What A Company Looks For In You



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, tester

Every company that hires you when you are out of your graduation and are aspiring to become a developer or tester, will boast about being the best technology business in the ecosystem. Every company would be seeking the best of the cream with extreme talent, sincerity and dedication. If you are the...


May 5, 2013  5:27 PM

Freelance Gamers Testers Required For Bethesda Play Test Lab In Dallas



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software testing, tester, testing

This post came up on MAy 3, 2013 on MTV blog site regarding their offer to the game, technology and testing community staying in areas of Dallas/ Fort Worth. Techies/ Gamers /Testers to visit their Bethesda studios to...


April 28, 2013  2:52 PM

Dual Responsibility Of A Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Testers have a dual responsibility while testing a product handed over to them. On one hand they are part of the organization that is responsible to launch this product. Development team, after finishing their coding part, hands over the product to testing team who in turn have to ensure that...


April 28, 2013  2:32 PM

Why More Bugs Satisfy A Tester More



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Nobody would like to have a bug prone app as far as end user is concerned. When an end user is paying for an app in the market, it means he expects to get what is committed to be delivered in a most satisfying manner with highest level of accuracy. Especially when the app is related to core...


March 16, 2013  11:02 PM

What Picture Project Managers Have In Mind About Various Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, tester

In previous three posts we discussed about what one team thinks about other teams while working on a project. There was a picture shown in the post where we...


March 16, 2013  8:43 PM

What QA Thinks About Other Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, Software Project, tester, testing

Referring to last two posts where we discussed what is the general perception of Developers about various other teams of project, and


March 16, 2013  7:54 PM

What Designers Perceive About Other Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, tester

Referring to the interesting chart/diagram in my previous post depicting what one team perceives or thinks about...


March 16, 2013  7:26 PM

What Developers Think About Other Teams In A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, tester

qatestlab What an excellent crux has been concluded in this one picture by QATestLab on...

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January 31, 2013  9:55 PM

5 Must To Have Components Of Defect Report



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Though you will find ample amount of templates online with the help of a simple Google search for "Defect Report" or "Bug Report" online, but still some of the components are must to have for any kind of Defect Report. Those essential ones are: 1. Scope of testing is important to be highlighted...


January 31, 2013  9:02 PM

Five Must Do For A Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, tester, testing

Testing is a more serious job than coding. If there is a flaw in coding, tester is there to take care of it but there remains a flaw in your testing it is the customer that is going to shave off your head that too sometimes in a very bad manner depending on the severity of bugs or loopholes left in...


December 16, 2012  9:38 PM

Training On Project Management Tool Is As Important As Tool Itself



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project, tester

Well, you, as a project manager, have identified the exact needs of your project management tool. In the next step you have also been able to identify the best option in the market. You also identified the champion who is going to drive project management with this tool, someone who is expert on...


November 24, 2012  1:20 PM

Be Original While Testing Or Coding



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, software, Software Project, tester, testing

Here are few quotes/ posters I found on net which are quite relevant to the job of a QC and Code writing guys. Curiosity is something than can chip in an extra edge in both - a developer, and a tester.


September 24, 2012  10:19 PM

10 Parameters to Select Tools for Automated Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
automation tool, Software Project, software testing, tester

Following parameters may be kept in mind while going for selection of an automating testing tool: 1. Cost: Cost of the tool should be clearly justifiable with the number of projects in hand, foreseen to come in future, cost of projects in hand and those coming in future. There is nothing wrong...


July 22, 2012  10:59 PM

If You Are Still Following Waterfall Then You Are Certain To Fall



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Waterfall Video Hey guys, this is not a technical video attached here in this post. This is a waterfall in a place called Panchkula near Jammu in India. This waterfall video I have watched n number of times and every nth time I watch it,...


July 22, 2012  10:30 PM

Experts Comments on Book: Technology Specific Guide for QTP



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Details of book - cost, availability This new book on QTP for Web Testing is a simple, crisp and a must read for all beginners, novice and experts in the field of software...


July 22, 2012  8:51 PM

Video: What Stops A Good Programmer Becoming A Good Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Hi Guys, This is basically the video version of my long back posted article here on IT Knowledge Exchange website. Probably that is one of my earliest blogs and it got quite popular among readers belonging to Project Management, Software Projects, Quality Assurance, Quality Control fields. Here...


July 21, 2012  1:41 PM

Authors Overview – Technology Specific Guide for QTP



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, QTP, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Technology Specific Guide for QTP The book is precisely of 200 pages, if you include the last 2 pages meant to jot down notes. It is a well written, well titled, and...


December 28, 2011  6:12 PM

7 Ways in which a Tester can Help in Removing Ambiguities in Business Requirement Document



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, Software tester, tester

A tester always has an extra edger over developer in terms of looking at the product or requirements through a critique’s angle. If the requirements or product is not analyzed in a different manner, it might look straight, precise and up to the mark at times. The moment you go deeper or look at...


December 28, 2011  5:15 PM

Testers are Either Friends Or Foes of Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, test team, tester

There are different kinds of project managers – those who take testers as a threat and thus treat them as foes and those who take testers are friends and hence always welcome them to put hands on the product in pipeline. Neither of the two is a strange factor. Both scenarios are natural and...


December 26, 2011  7:15 PM

Can a Tester be Called Anti Coder



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
code, coder, coding, developer, programmer, tester, testing

Shall we treat tester as a code destroyer? If on one hand a developer develops a code, a tester always tries to find out the holes in the pot. That is where a conflict on personal level originates when a programmer or coder takes it too personal by getting faults being found out in the code written...


July 14, 2011  6:05 PM

An Extra Mile Of Testing In Initial Phases Saves A Lot Of Project Fuel



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, tester, testing

An extra mile of testing effort spent at initial level saves lot of efforts at a later stage. Minor hiccups passed over to customer too sometimes create big issues depending on their frequency and volume of occurrence. Imagine a small fly in the sweet dish being...


July 14, 2011  5:59 PM

Test Strategy Can Not Be Same For Different Software



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, tester, testing

A business comprises of different software. These software applications comprise of two business streams – business critical application and business supporting application. Usually business critical applications cover ERP like main stream application. Business support applications may comprise...


July 11, 2011  2:37 AM

Implementation Phase Is Acid Test For Software Project Success



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development, implementation, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

Tester is not the part of package of a team going for software product implementation. Probably that is wrong on part of project manager if he decided to send a technical team member along with implementation team with a sanction of development and requirement changes...


July 11, 2011  2:27 AM

Testing Methodology Has To Vary For Development And Support Phase



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development, project management, software, tester, testing

Support comes after project completion. Project lifecycle but must treat support phase as a component of it. Prior to support the major project phases include – project initiation, requirement collection and freezing (though freezing is not actually freezing till the handover and...


June 29, 2011  8:09 AM

Five Good Blogs On Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, software quality, software testing, tester, testing

Here is a segregated list of my blogs on testing mainly for the purpose of people enthusiast in testing, testers, QA, QC, bug management; and software Quality:


June 27, 2011  6:42 PM

If Doctor Starts Curing His Patients Like A Programmer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, developer, software, tester, testing

Why Software Developers are not Doctors? was another interesting read to understand the satire behind the simple title line. Software developers are quite famous (and that is not in...


June 26, 2011  6:51 PM

An Approach Of Project Cost Estimation And Another For Software Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

Each bug in the software costs. The first hidden cost is the developers time that could have gone in a neat code, except goes into embedding a bug in his code. This all happens unnoticingly. No developer intentionaly writes bugful codes. It happens inherently due to a set of fixed...


June 26, 2011  6:23 PM

My Earlier Pains About Testers And Developers Are Still Intact



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, software development, Software Project, tester, testing

When I started blogging on ITKnowledgeExchange.com under the blog title ” Quality Assurance and Project Management” in the middle of the year 2008, I wanted to pour out all my experience on Project Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Team Management and other...


June 25, 2011  6:39 PM

Each Bug Has An Element Of Cost Associated With It



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
bug fixing, bug reporting, developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

Usually it is not the developer’s fault if he build bug in addition to writing code for any application, The seriousness of application may vary from business point of view, the way that application is going to cater to the business management. Even a game code for a gaming...


June 25, 2011  6:15 PM

An Approach To Ascertain Leverage Of Developing Bugs In Place OF Neat Software Product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

Every Bug has a cost to fix and for that sake to report too. It takes someone’s time (tester’s) to find out the bug in a software product. It takes another piece of time to write and report it to development team who in turn is responsible to fix the bug. Fixing of...


June 24, 2011  6:37 PM

Testing And Project Progress Go Hand In Hand



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, tester

There are seven instances when a tester need to knock to Project Manager for certain requirements or help from him without which his role as a tester cannot move further. Any lack in those assistance to tester will certainly mean lack in delivery of right product/ bug free product. For isntance...


June 24, 2011  6:06 PM

An Insight Of How To Turn A Good Developer Into A Good Tester As Well



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, tester

There are good programmers and there are good testers. But in 99% of cases good programmers are not good testers and in 100% of cases good testers are not good programmers. Whats exactly would stop a good programmer to be a good tester. Three years back I wrote a post on this...


April 27, 2011  10:52 AM

Five Testing Angles For A Tester To Perform Efficiently



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, quality, Software Project, tester, testing

A tester has to look at a product for testing purposes by getting into different modes (or rather I will say by being different avatars) to ensure his mission got completed successfully in terms of time, efforts and results. Though both – tester and developer work on same product...


January 31, 2011  10:45 AM

Quality Control Of Bug Report



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
bug report, developer, project management, Software Project, tester

A good writer is one who pays equal weightage to proof reading or editing of his work besides being focussed on content quality and writing style. For every new work that a good writer produces, he doesn’t mind spending some more time on it and getting some different opinion on...


January 13, 2011  10:46 AM

Treat Bugs As Software Enhancers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, developer, product, project management, software, tester

Bugs are a gentle reminder to respective developer and a sort of alarm for him to check nothing has been skipped as per user and business perspective. Bugs also act as useful and productive communication initiators between tester and developer till the individual loop gets closed...


September 23, 2010  7:32 AM

Five Tips For Usability Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
end user, project management, Software application, Software Project, tester, testing, usability

A newly built Software application has to pass through one very interesting testing phase known as Usability Testing. This testing is more focused on finding non functional issues related to the application. The focus is more towards the end user who is going to...


September 10, 2010  9:53 AM

Ten Pair Of Shoes For Product Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development Manager, product development, product manager, project management, software development, Software Project, tester

A product manager during the product lifecycle has various options of selecting a pair of shoes to wear. It depends on his choice whether he wants to cover the journey in comfort and feel the pinch later or wears a not-so-comfortable pair of shoes felling for a pinch during the...


September 6, 2010  9:35 AM

Five Gems For A Tester To Groom In Professional Life



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
assurance, control, Project, project management, quality, software, tester, testing

A testing career like any other careers in Software Project has a long journey to cover to reach to a level of satisfaction. Tester needs to perform his career objectives consistently during all stages of his career. A consistency in performance will help him sustain his current...


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