9 tips to build an effective Test Center of Excellence (TCoE)

There is a science to building a Test Center of Excellence (TCoE). It involves various key steps such as customer buy-in, process orientation, enabling effective communication channels and reporting against critical success factors. Here are the 9 important tips to build an effective Test Center of Excellence. Get buy-in from the sponsor: When an organization 

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Six key principles for effective test reporting and conducting defect triage meeting

In a typical maintenance project, the Test Manager /Test Lead faces two unique and repetitive challenges every week; test reporting must be done with identification of blocking issues in execution of important test cases and the defect triage meeting (DTM) has to be conducted successfully to discuss, agree on the defects, resolution and the timeline. 

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Three reasons why basic requirement mapping document is a must for successful agile delivery

What level of documentation is necessary for the “Agile” delivery model? This remains a persistent question. Agile practices restrict the amount of time spent on preparing reports and documentation manually for all kinds of transactional activities like reviews, test execution reports, audit reports etc., which need to be pulled from the systems and tools as 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part II)

In my previous post  I elaborated on the key factors to be ensured in Data quality validation and end user & BI / report testing for an effective outcome. Data quality validation comprises of test for data completeness, data transformation and data quality. In this post I shall explain about the other two aspects that Data 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part I)

The success of any Data Warehouse (DWH) solution lies in its ability to not only analyze huge amounts of data over time but also to provide stakeholders and end-users meaningful options that are based on real-time data. While details are elaborated below, it is essential that a good DWH test strategy should cover validation of 

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10 Tips to Effectively Plan Performance Testing for a New Website

It’s rare for any major application or website to go live without going through performance testing. It’s an extremely important activity that requires effective planning and execution.  Based on our experience in implementing web applications including websites for global clients, we believe a well-planned approach to testing new web applications goes a long way in 

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