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Traditional Test Engineering, Your Days Are Numbered

In the first installment of this article, Dr. James Whittaker discussed turning testing on its head—to revitalize and improve the value of late-stage testing. James also discussed ideas behind empowering your dogfooders, testers, and the crowd to significantly and efficiently improve software quality. In part two, Jason Arbon discusses the research and engineering experimentation behind realizing these ideas into new tools and processes.

Jason Arbon's picture Jason Arbon
STAREAST 2012 Keynote: What Managers Think They Know about Test Automation—But Don’t
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Managers play a critical role in the success or failure of test automation. Although most testers and some test managers have a realistic view of what automation can and cannot do, many senior managers have firm ideas about automation that are misguided—or downright wrong.

Dorothy Graham, Independent Test Consultant
What are the be measurements and metrics for: Build Management, Version Control, and Release Management

I'm interested in both:

1. Basic (must have) metrics

2. Advanced (good to have) metrics

nsheth1856
Defining Requirement Types: Traditional vs. Use Cases vs. User Stories

If you have recently transitioned to an agile team, you may have questions about the differences between user stories and use cases, especially how they differ from tradition requirements writing. In this article, Charles Suscheck defines each of these requirements types and uses a running example to illustrate how they differ in a real-world setting.

Charles Suscheck's picture Charles Suscheck
Raising The Bar For Configuration Management

Configuration management (CM) has matured into a "must-have" discipline. But, many CM experts have failed to keep up with what's required to implement CM best practices. Find out what needs to be done to raise the bar for CM.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Release Management and Deployments: Why Is This So Important?

Why do we wait to discuss releases and deployments until the last minute? Is this a result of our lack of planning and knowledge, or is there a deeper reason why we fail to plan properly? Joe Townsend digs into the release and deployment portions of the SDLC to try to shed some light on why we tend to neglect these crucial steps.

Joe Townsend's picture Joe Townsend
Aspects of Release Management

The lack of proper planning can doom any project, or team. By involving every stakeholder, release management is made easier by helping to ensure customer satisfaction. Deadlines are able to be met, and with the exact product your customer had in mind.

Iniyan Charles's picture Iniyan Charles
Release Management and Deployment Essentials

Business requirements often dictate how changes in release management are addressed. But by following some essential practices and core beliefs, database deployment does not have to result in the headaches once caused.

Uri  Margalit's picture Uri Margalit
What are best practices in release management in an agile environment?

Can anyone shed some light on best practices of when / where/ how to establish the scope of the Release in the Agile Development Lifecycle model?

Our problem seems to be that we can never get to the point when we can nail down what the scope of the release is. When we do, it seems to be last minute and I am sure that this is not the best method for testing.

ne02886
Which is preferable—Build/Release role or SCM admin role

I am new in overall field of Build and Release.

I have installer experience and currently working on build tool like Buildforge for carrying out daily builds and further creating installers using installshield.

In my organisation we have a separate group SCM which comes under our team BRT but have different responsibility to manage SCM tool. We use clearcase and clearquest in our organisation.

I have been offered to work in IBM Rational admin role for build and release. I am confused between admin task and build engineer job to create build script for different project and managing build tool such like build forge. In SCM admin task, we have responsiblity like project creation,VOB Migration,multisite,Managing rational server and other task related to SCM admin.

Can any one suggest scope of what role is more preferable?

Input from the people on this forum would be really valueable for me.

Looking forward for your suggestion.

anks_09

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