Kate Paulk
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Anyone with knowledge or experience with Grupo HDI

Started Feb 18, 2015 0 Replies

My employer is looking to move from me being the one and only test specialist in the company to me managing a largely outsourced test team via my manager's contacts at Grupo HDI (…Continue

 

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Kate Paulk replied to saigiriraj saggu's discussion Role of QA/Software tester while conducting Usability testing when the designs are already been done by UI/UX designers
"UX/UI experts aren't the customers. They aren't the users. They can make a reasonable guess at what users will do, but they won't always get it right. As testers, we get to play user-advocate, and point out gaps in the assumptions the…"
Sep 16, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Do We Need To Talk About Automation?
"Absolutely, Steve. Automation is part of a tool set for testers, and the single most valuable tool any tester can possess is a curious, functioning mind. It's not just creating automated tests: it's building setup and teardown routines,…"
Sep 13, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Mike Emeigh's discussion Developers Who Test, or Testers Who Develop?
"Yes. Both skillsets are equally valuable to test automation, and combining a developer with an interest in testing with a tester with an interest in development is, in my opinion, the best of both worlds."
Aug 9, 2016
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TestBash Philadelphia at Philadelphia

November 10, 2016 to November 11, 2016
On November 10-11th 2016 TestBash is back, this time in Philadelphia!The lineup and tickets are now available! Let’s get ready to….. #TestBash in Philadelphia!!! Testers of the world will (re)unite on November 10-11th 2016 in Philadelphia (US) for the most awesome, friendliest and jam packed software testing conference ever!Our TestBash Philadelphia conference is a two day event all about…See More
Aug 8, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Tom Newman's discussion Developer Unit Testing Can Reduce The Number of Test Resources Needed
"That sounds to me like someone looking for a magic bullet. I'm sure that if the organization wants, they could use an increase in developer unit testing to cut their dedicated tester resources - but that will likely cause an increase in bugs…"
Jul 25, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Do We Need To Talk About Automation?
"The short version: Yes. The longer answer: I think no matter who we are or where we're coming from, there are going to be differences of opinion. I'd hope as a community we can be mature enough to discuss those differences without the…"
Jun 27, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How Do You Encourage Your Team To Work Together?
"On an informal level a good deal of "Hey, is X supposed to happen when I do Y?" tends to help with Dev/Tester collaboration. So does me getting up and going to someone's desk to ask about something I'm not sure about. I've…"
Apr 6, 2016
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion The Talk About Women In Testing & Diversity
"The correct response  to someone who says "I feel marginalized" is "What situations are causing you to feel this" followed by some old-fashioned root cause analysis. In the case of the developers dismissing bug reports, it…"
May 18, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion What's the difference between a tester and SDET?
"I agree SO much with this. The idea that it's "too time-consuming" to write unit tests and then expecting to hire someone to automate manual tests is something that can only come from someone who has no idea what good software…"
May 1, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Tram Pham's discussion Will Automated Testing ever Replace Manual Testing?
"Short answer: No. Longer answer: not unless/until there is true artificial intelligence with pattern recognition skills at least as good as human pattern recognition, and cheap enough for the average organization to use for software…"
Mar 17, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion What 10 things should every tester do (or know about)?
"Best practices aren't - because every testing project is different, so is every test strategy and the best approach for a project. Testing is as much an art as a science - because every piece of software is different, there's a lot of…"
Mar 2, 2015
Kate Paulk posted a discussion

Anyone with knowledge or experience with Grupo HDI

My employer is looking to move from me being the one and only test specialist in the company to me managing a largely outsourced test team via my manager's contacts at Grupo HDI (www.grupohdi.com).Does anyone here have experience of working with or at the company? I haven't been able to find much beyond what the English version of their website provides.My manager wants me to get a better idea of who they are and what they do before we start the process of…See More
Feb 18, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Is there a future in manual testing?
"That's exactly the problem. There's a difference between skilled manual testing and mindlessly following a script. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses - and sadly, too many testers - don't recognize that difference, and don't…"
Jan 27, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Is there a future in manual testing?
"Yes. Absolutely. Not everything can be automated or should be automated. More than that, until computers are capable of saying "that's funny... I wonder what's going on there" and digging into a newly presented problem, there…"
Jan 26, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion So...is testing dead yet?
"Not dead yet... I do like the agile-driven evolution towards generalizing specialists, where (as a tester who can code) I can do things like help my team members build good unit tests (which means I don't have to exhaustively manually test…"
Jan 7, 2015
Kate Paulk replied to Gentlin kavirex's discussion How to get feed back about tester from developer ??
"I would agree with the others about not using a checklist. I'd suggest something like Sarah suggested, perhaps using this format: Three things you would like me to KEEP doing (and optionally, why) Three things you would like me to START doing…"
Nov 4, 2014

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