Kyle Nordeen's blog

How manual testers can help with test automation

How manual testers can help with test automation

There's no doubt that software is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and more versatile by the day. Consumers now expect top-notch performance, an intuitive user experience and cross-platform functionality. In order to deliver these attributes, developers, designers, testers and stakeholders have significantly adjusted their internal workflows so that they're leaner and more agile.

Zephyr Enterprise Tip: Making Bulk Changes to Testcases

Zephyr Enterprise Tip: Making Bulk Changes to Testcases

What: How to make bulk changes to testcases in Zephyr Enterprise 

How to do it: Ever wondered how to make changes to a bunch of Testcases in one go? Zephyr Enterprise allows bulk changes to be made not only to System fields, but also Custom fields. Here's how:

Step 1: In Testcase creation, select a group of testcases using the SHIFT button to multi-select

Step 2: Click on the "Change" button to the top-right of the Testcase Creation window

Balancing standardization and flexibility in QA processes

Balancing standardization and flexibility in QA processes

Quality assurance processes have undergone a number of changes over the years, and as teams strive to support these new endeavors, they are finding considerable challenges along the way. Facilitating agile testing can certainly bring a number of benefits to organizations, but it can be difficult to know how to use these initiatives in the most effective way possible.

Digital assurance services that QA organizations can offer

Digital assurance services that QA organizations can offer

Quality assurance professionals serve as gatekeepers between coders and users. These individuals evaluate and work to fix projects to ensure the best experience possible. In the world of mobile devices, quality assurance testing has become even more integral to the success of an application. This is where digital assurance services enter the fray. Digital assurance centers on the interplay of apps and devices across web and mobile platforms.

Tips for effective collaboration while working on multiple products

Tips for effective collaboration while working on multiple products

Over the years, an increasing number of organizations have shifted away from waterfall development methodologies, and have begun gravitating more heavily toward agile processes in an effort to expedite the time to market, and achieve a greater level of product flexibility. Different departments – development, operations, QA management, designers, stakeholders – now tend to work more closely with one another in an attempt to create a leaner, more efficient project lifecycle.

How to succeed as testers in the age of digital transformation

How to succeed as testers in the age of digital transformation

The role of a tester has drastically changed as teams moved away from legacy development strategies. Agile testing methodologies focus on giving teams the tools, practices and values to successfully navigate projects in the future. In the age of digital transformation, organizations are moving a number of their processes over to virtual platforms. In this type of environment, there are a few tips to follow to succeed as a tester and fully support the digital transformation age:

Best 4 collaboration tools for agile software teams

Best 4 collaboration tools for agile software teams

Agile development and the various movements that have sprung from it - most notably DevOps - are often viewed as collections of tools, especially of popular utilities such as Docker, Puppet and Chef. In truth, there is a lot more to these initiatives than just the particular pieces of software associated with them.

Zephyr Enterprise Tip: Auto-creating Directory Structure when Importing Testcases

Zephyr Enterprise Tip: Auto-creating Directory Structure when Importing Testcases

What: Auto-create the Directory Structure when Importing Testcases

How to do it: When importing testcases from Excel, you can also extract a path from a particular column, in order to rebuild a directory structure within Zephyr Enterprise. The steps to achieve this are mentioned below: