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March 26, 2014  8:38 AM

3 Tasks To Perform Before Starting Actual Testing



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

When the product is ready to be handed over to testing team, the testing team needs to ensure completion of certain tasks before it actually starts the testing of code...

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...


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...


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....


October 30, 2013  2:00 PM

Three Focus Areas To Deliver A Healthy And Delighting Product



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

Software industry depends highly on quality of product. Bug encountered during and post production but before launch always cost in terms of time and money. Fixing a bug might take a small chunk of time but retesting again is a time consuming job which is required to ensure the impact of bug fixed...


October 30, 2013  1:33 PM

Quality Is Nothing But QA, QC and Compliance



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

Typically the vast scope of quality can be divided into three major streams - Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Compliance. All three streams are critical for any organization engaged in software development activities – be it as a vendor or for internal use. In any case – an...


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 16, 2013  9:00 PM

A Single Bug Can Cause A Huge Disaster: NASA Hired Testing Services From Coverity



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

It is all about quality but not on the planet Earth. It is about Curiosity Rover from NASA that is currently on the planet Mars that is around 50 million miles away from Earth. The purpose of sending Mars...


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 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  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


February 27, 2013  6:27 PM

Testing Of Mobile Transfer Feature Begun On BlackBerry In Indonesia



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, testing

It is interesting to note that Indonesia won over US and Europe for testing of...

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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...


November 25, 2012  2:38 PM

Quality Project In Real Life Gets Awarded In San Francisco



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

Recently there was a new in papers circulated around San Francisco. This was regarding an exemplary achievement attained by the District Inspector of Air Quality Management Department of Bay Area which has been recognized and acclaimed by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association...


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.


October 31, 2012  8:10 AM

Five Commandants In Quality Management



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

1. Quality is to be built along with the project development and not after it 2. Quality is not a single person’s or team’s task 3. Quality is not a TASK, it is a CULTURE 4. If Project is an investment, Quality is an assurance of secured return on this investment 5. Quality need not be...


September 24, 2012  10:58 PM

5 Must Visit Websites for Testers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software testing, testing

1. http://Testingfaqs.org 2. http://sourceforge.net/directory/development/development-testing/os:windows/freshness:recently-updated/?q=testing 3. http://freecode.com/search?page=1&q=testing+&submit=Search&with=726&without= 4. http://www.softwareqatest.com/qatweb1.html 5...


August 5, 2012  3:57 PM

QTP versus Open Source Test Automation Tools



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
QTP, software, testing, Testing Automation Tools

Logically it is not Quick Test Professional (QTP) versus Open Source Testing Tools but I would rather say it is a comparison between paid/ costly tools vis a vis open source tools which are supposed to be presumably free of cost tools. There can be a number of differences between the two categories...


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 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 26, 2011  5:17 PM

Six Blogs On Release Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, development server, product management, production server, Regression Testing, release management, Risk Management, Staging Server, Test Server, testing

Release management is a systematic structured approach of releasing the product to customer. The product journey that starts from requirement gathering from customer, conceptualization, prototyping,...


July 24, 2011  2:03 PM

Seven Blogs On SDLC Software Development LifeCycle



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, QA, QC, SDLC, software development, software development lifecycle, Software Project, testing

Software development comprises of various stages and components. As software development is a subset of Project Management; there are many similar components of Software Development Management. Some substantial components of Software Development would be –

  • • Team...


  • 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 30, 2011  5:38 PM

    Seven Blogs In A Row On SDLC Software Development Life Cycle



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    coding, SDLC, software design, software development, software requirement, testing

    I think anybody who is in software industry must be familiar with the complete lifecycle of software. Here is a treat of seven blogs in a row on the same very subject of SDLC – that is software development lifecycle. 1.


    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...


    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...


    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 17, 2010  6:55 AM

    Customer Engagement During Project Journey



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

    Any product development requires extensive testing process before it is launched for production. A great effort is put by the software development company to launch the product for its customer in its perfect working condition. The goal is to provide the customer with an equivalent...


    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...


    August 20, 2010  11:41 AM

    Ten Boosters For A Visible Tester



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

    A tester must be visible to the test manager most of the time. The visibility comes through many ways. By means of communication – verbal, mail, status updation, discussions etc. Visibility helps a tester in many ways. Some of the benefits to the tester by keeping himself...


    July 29, 2010  11:47 AM

    Software Testing And Stephen Covey



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business analyst, business requirement, developer, Development, project management, Software Project, software requirement, Stephen Covey, tester, testing

    ”We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be and our attitudes and behaviours grow out of these assumptions.”. This quote is from the author of the famous book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey....


    March 25, 2010  10:24 AM

    Five Points to Prove Test Team as Major Stakeholder in Software Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project stakeholder, quality assurance, quality control, software development, Software Project, test team, tester, testing

    1. One big mistake that a project manager makes is that testers are not treated as major stakeholders in the project. 2. Development team has a misconception of treating tester as someone policing and pinpointing loopholes in developer’s area...


    January 25, 2010  8:14 AM

    What is Reputation Risk in regard to a Software Product?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Reputation risk, software development, software product, testing

    Reputation risk of the product is a very critical factor related to a product that a company delivers to its customer(s). The reputation risk of a product is directly related to the rate of acceptance of a product by its end users and is indirectly related to the volume of benefit...


    January 6, 2010  10:00 AM

    Development-QC-Development-QC-Dev-Product Launch



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    blackbox testing, boundary value testing, Bug, business specification, BVA, customer requirement, customer specification, development team, implementation team, performance testing, project management, QC, QC feedback, quality control, Regression Testing, software development, Software Project, tester, testing

    In software development life cycle when the product is completed by development team, it is handed over to testing team for thorough or


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