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  • sumit 6:02 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Role of a Project Manager.. (applicable for test managers too..) 

    What is your role?

    role of a project manager

  • sumit 2:35 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dream Big. Hustle Harder. 


    These aren’t just words… They define people. They define values. They define us.

    They give us courage… We realize fear is not an option. We challenge ourselves.
    We choose to win, because we make our own miracles.

    Our imagination is our biggest weapon. Our creativity, our biggest innovation. Our will, our ultimate power.

    We learn from our mistakes.
    We triumph.

    We have no other option but to prevail.. Struggle becomes our purpose.
    And, our courage becomes destiny.

    This is what separates the Good from the Great.


  • sumit 6:29 pm on January 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello World Mongodb | Basics of Installing and running the db 

    Just tried the mongodb and its all really interesting. Here are Basics of Installing and running the db on windows:

    1. Download and extract. (In my case folder is d:\mongodb)
    2. Create a db folder where the data will be stored. (c:\data\db)
    3. Run Command prompt as administrator.
    4. In command prompt run: d:\mongodb\bin\mongod.exe –dbpath c:\data\db
    (Note – here you have to specify the db path as well. Here you will see message “waiting for connections..” message)

    Running the Mongo DB

    5. Run another Command prompt as administrator. (Note – keep the previous command prompt open)
    6. In this command prompt run: d:\mongodb\bin\mongo.exe
    You will see message like “MongoDB shell version 2.2.2
    connecting to: test”

    Running the Mongo DB-2

    7. Create table:

    db.TABLENAME.insert( {

    NAME: “sumit2”,

    age: 28

    } )

    8. Retrieve table:


    MongoDB - Insert and retrieve statements

    If you already have the basic knowledge of SQL, then you should read SQL to MongoDB Mapping Chart – . You will be able to understand the mongodb statements easily.

  • sumit 7:17 pm on October 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    A simple yet powerful Test Strategy / Approach for web application test planning 

    The purpose of this post is to – 

    • Remind testers what they should think while designing tests.
    • Remind test/project/delivery managers what they should think while planning for the project and making deadline commitments.

    (More …)

  • sumit 7:10 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Risk Analysis in Software Testing, Risk Based Testing, Time-Boxing   

    Achieving Time boxing in Testing with Risk Assessment/Analysis 

    Test Execution is one activity which is most difficult to estimate.  Most of the time it happens that if testing team find big chunk of bugs in the software then frequent releases/builds are given to testing team due to which testers face time crunch in test execution. This might results into the skipping of *critical* bugs during testing if high priority areas are not well tested.

    To avoid these situations, Time-boxing should be achieved. In Software Testing, Time-boxing can be achieved by doing Risk Analysis.

    (More …)

  • sumit 7:52 pm on February 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Ignoring the information provided by Test Teams | Management Mistakes 

    True Story of Braidy:

    Braidy once got oppurtunity to work as a tester in a software company. As usual the company lacked testing culture.
    The bugs reported by QA/testing team were not always reviewed and all the bugs were not always fixed. Most of the times, the focus was on fixing the blocker and major issues only. Despite the fact that Braidy and his team was working hard, the information provided by testing was always ignored. Their managers hardly believe what testers uncovered.  They used to say “Let Client report the bug then we will fix this..”. Management team always had predetermined  plans/dates for software delivery. Braidy was not happy with all this. (More …)

    • Akash Soni 12:37 am on February 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      As a Tester we have to consider the project as the owner and user of that particular requirement.

    • Mitsuko Mundz 5:08 am on March 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

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  • sumit 6:05 pm on May 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Role of a Tester.. 

    Delivery manager/Project Manager to tester: “Is the product ready to deliver?”

    Few thoughts on the above question:

    • Does PM/Delivery manager forget his role in project? Does he forgets tester’s role in the project? why he is asking this to tester?
    • Does this mean he should work on his decision making skills? Why he cannot analyze the data collected by dev/testing teams.

    [Update – 02/27/2012]

    Every manager expects that team members should be pro-active. Team members also expect that managers should be proactive and understand their responsibility. Gerald M. Weinberg also mentions in his book (Perfect Software and other illusions in Software Testing):

    Over-honoring testers: If you let them make your decision for you, then you should step down and let them earn the manager’s salary.


  • sumit 5:57 pm on May 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Why one should go for ISTQB Software Testing Certifications? 

    Why one should go for ISTQB –

    • One gets motivated and gain confidence
    • Companies can convince their clients by saying that – We have nn number of certified employees & we can deliver a quality product.


    Apart from above, do you know any reason why one should go for ISTQB/ISEB Software Testing Certifications? Post in comments.


    Must Read – ISTQB and AST – Which one should you go for?

    • Riyaj 5:20 pm on May 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      One gets motivated and gain confidence

      I have met with many ISTQB certified students , who feels that they would get job because they have certification but they need to sruggle a lot , where on paper they are showing the skills but students fails to show the skills in practice.I met with AST certified testers/non certified but skilled ones who have the confidence which comes through below three things:

      1.Testing skills
      2.Better testing skills
      3.more better testing skills.

      “Companies can convince their clients by saying that – We have nn number of certified employees & we can deliver a quality product.”

      Are you people thinking that clients are fooled by numbers? In my view the clients wants the work with better quality and only skilled software testers can do that work.

      “It can help you in getting job, because some job descriptions are like – Preferred with ISTQB Certification. You can see lot of examples here.”

      For sure , this certification will help you to “get in ” but you will not survive until you get the testing skills.

      • sumit 4:20 am on May 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        @Riyaj – I have worked for a project where client requirement was atleast nn testers should be iseb/istqb certified.

    • Shyamalaa 10:15 am on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      By doing those certifications, we can able to learn the concepts and apply those concepts while testing.
      We can differentiate us from the other testers.
      Our certification will also speak about our career achievement.

  • sumit 2:13 pm on May 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    ISTQB and AST – Which one should you go for? 

    The debate on Testing certifications is still going on.. Below are some differences and my experiences on ISTQB Foundations certification and AST’s BBST Foundations course:


    ISTQB Foundations AST’s BBST Foundations
    Focus Indirectly forces candidates to mug up/memorize the book Directly forces the students to think, learn, understand and apply.There is no other option left for students. (More …)
    • sarita 8:19 pm on May 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i m looking for career in testing done mca, good knowledge of manaul testing but did get job, could you suggest me

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