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Do We Really Need Test Case Management

Started this discussion. Last reply by halperinko Jul 27. 18 Replies

I've been fighting a battle for the last three years about test case management at my organization. and it is not a battle that can really be won either way, in my opinion.The battle is about what…Continue

Can There Really be Too Much Detail?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Lane May 8, 2012. 17 Replies

I have been writing manual and automated test cases professionally for eight and a half year - probably not as many as some, and maybe more than others.Over the years I have come to find that test…Continue

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halperinko replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"I agree that a key issue here is "Which of our test cases really matter ?"  While there may be some advantages of pre-planning unit-tests, and per feature tests, except for the benefits these will bring to 1st version, they will soon…"
Jul 27
Nathan Lane replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Thank you for all of your responses. The topic has diverged somewhat. To be clear I am not in a position to really police using TestLink or any other tool. I just support it in the following ways: I administer new users as they sign up I maintain a…"
Jul 24
Christian Ekiza replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"In my experience, I have found that the major challenge in adopting a Test Management Tool is not the tool itself; It is the fear of change. And that this fear gets stronger as the process of moving towards a Test Management process uncovers some…"
Jul 22
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Michael Bolton replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
""Do we really need test case management? Unfortunately it seems like we do." Well, it might seem like you do.   It will certainly seem like you do if you choose to model and represent testing as test cases.  Yet that doesn't…"
Jul 21
Keith McFall replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"I was thinking the same thing :-)"
Jul 21
Keith McFall replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"I was about to write a longer comment like this nice. My first thought when I read this was why don't you just document your automation code like application code and use tools similar to jdoc or use log files of the automation itself to…"
Jul 21
Nick McCullen replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Hi Nathan,  Where I work we have for many years the majority of our testing is manual with some automation and then recently as we moved over to a more Agile environment have increased automated testing for regression testing etc. I work in…"
Jul 21
kinofrost replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"That was possibly the most sensible thing I've ever read."
Jul 21
Michael Eckhoff replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Nathan, In the "good cop/ bad cop" environment of testing, you, as the evangelist are the "good cop" and the demand for compliance should take the role of "bad cop."  You have provided a viable solution to the…"
Jul 21
Kate Paulk replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"I wholeheartedly sympathize with you, Nathan! I've been where you were, where the test planning was a series of documents, spreadsheets, and so forth on a shared drive (if you were lucky). The people resisting TestLink, from what you said…"
Jul 17
Nathan Lane replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Thanks Cullyn for your thoughts. My organization experiences particularly unique problems with relation to software testing. For a long time (maybe 11 years isn't very long) we had no centralized test case management software. Up until late…"
Jul 17
Nathan Lane replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Thanks Kate. I am the TestLink Evangelist for my organization. And I, with a couple of other testers, have provided a ton of stuff to get people going on importing there test cases into TestLink. We created macros for OpenOffice/LibreOffice…"
Jul 17
Nathan Lane replied to Nathan Lane's discussion Do We Really Need Test Case Management
"Sometimes, if we have requirements, we try to write at least happy-path test cases before exploring the application, which is usually quite effective, as the requirements, when we have them, are usually well written. Auditing is a requirement from,…"
Jul 17

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About Me:
I have been working on, testing, developing, breaking, engineering, architecting, designing, and creating software for over twenty years. Seven and a half of them have been professional years. I have been in school, participating in Computer Science related activities for seven of my twenty years. I have ready thousands of books, essays, tutorials, forums, blog posts, and reports on various subjects related to all aspects of the IT industry. I have worked with eight companies, on five open community projects run by others, more than ten open source projects of my own, with hundreds of coworkers both domestically and abroad, and on several contracts both of my own initiation and because others wanted my help. Also, I participate casually in four local programming language and API user groups, a couple of global API user groups, and have attended Microsoft Tech Ed, and Agile Roots conferences. My point is that I have worked a fairly large percentage of my life on software, and I have experienced a lot of different economic situations, team and solo environments, and software communities. And in more than eighty percent of my overall experience, the resulting software has been unacceptably buggy, politics play a greater role as to when software is complete than discrete quality does, programmers don't have time and in many cases don't have the experience to engineer software properly, and management, of both software activities and people, is poorly executed, in part due to lack of understanding the problems being solved, the solutions to those problems, and also and again due to lack of experience.
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At 21:01 on July 22, 2011,
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Hey and welcome.  I've added your blog to our Testing Feeds, more info here - http://blog.softwaretestingclub.com/2011/02/testing-feeds/
 
 
 

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