A Guide to Getting More Out of Your TestComplete Tests

Granting a final approval on the release of an application is often a tricky process. This is primarily because an application’s quality, and its ability to meet originally specified business requirements, entails having visibility across a variety of tests — including … [Read more...]

Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: Managing Your Software Testing Strategy

A simplistic view of testing projects looks something like this: feature tests, and then the set of everything created in the history of our product used for pre-release testing. Run the feature tests, run through the pre-release tests, and then boom. It's time to … [Read more...]

3 Approaches to Reporting Test Status to The Business

Imagine this... You are walking into work and happen to catch the same elevator as the CTO going up to the office. You have 12 floors to go and it feels like time is moving in reverse. Your CTO looks over at you and asks how the latest release is coming along. Your … [Read more...]

How Testing Teams Can Achieve End-to-End Traceability

A few years ago, at a test design course, I overheard someone complaining that the course did not offer advice for "requirements traceability." When I asked her what that meant, she pulled out an excel spreadsheet — the test cases were columns and the requirements rows. … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Using Excel for Test Management

One of the biggest challenges of implementing most test management tools into an agile environment is that they are rarely customizable. Instead of meeting the needs of the users or ensuring that the tool can change to fit in with existing processes, most tools force … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Test Management is Critical in an Agile World

While test management can sometimes be viewed as a blocker on Agile teams, there are a number of benefits of test management that can’t be ignored. This is especially true for teams that want to improve their efficiency and avoid costly setbacks. By improving efficiency … [Read more...]

Test Management in an Agile World: Managing Tests in Excel and Beyond

The world of software testing has changed a lot in recent years, with an increasing number of organizations moving towards an Agile approach to software development. In an Agile world, teams are being asked to move faster — reducing the length of time to delivery while … [Read more...]

Enter Your Test Management Spreadsheet for the Chance to Win $1,000

We know that for a lot of teams, Excel spreadsheets are still the go-to method for managing software tests. Spreadsheets are simple to use and can be easily shared and update by everyone involved in the testing process. We’ve talked to hundreds of SmartBear customers … [Read more...]