Improve SEO of Your Blog with Automation

Disclaimer: I am not really advocating that you increase the traffic to your Blog artificially.  If you look at traffic to my own blog, not very high, is it? But I am a firm believer in sharing knowledge. I believe that it is the fundamental right of every human being to have access to free…

Technical team engagement for reviewing vendor contract

More and more companies are slowly transitioning to a vendor based delivery model. Let it be engagement of a vendor to deliver a project or outsourcing application development to an external agency, this is now becoming quite common. Running IT as a business is the new approach for private and public organisations. Over the last…

What does a good Test Report look like?

Before we look at the content of a good test report, we need to understand the purpose of the report. Technical teams working on a project have various means to provide status update to each other. This includes daily stand-up meetings,  formal/informal defect triage, weekly project meetings etc. Senior management/stakeholders, on the other hand, need…

Can a good PM deliver better software?

My answer is YES. It all comes down to planning and managing the project properly. Defects cost Money! This may sound cliché but it is the truth. As IT organisations are transitioning from traditional delivery model to outcome based vendor delivery model, the impact of defects are becoming more profound. Think of a scenario where…

Machine Learning (ML)

I came across these posts about Machine Learning the other day. Machine Learning for dummies — explained in 3 mins! View at Medium.com Machine Learning for Humans Very easy to follow. Explains the basics of machine learning. Enjoy!

Free Online courses?

We are slowly entering a technological era where companies have started to move away from traditional thinking and approaches. There have been a few articles in recent times where it was reported that some companies have started to move away from university degrees when recruiting. They have started to value experience over degree. I tend…

Personalised Marketing in Applications and Future of Testing

Those of you who have been watching Netflix, you know by now how Netflix recommends movies or TV series based on your viewing preference! So if you are a fan of Action/Thriller genre (like me), then Netflix will show you other movies/TV series that closely matches with your viewing pattern. This is not a new…

Application Release needs to keep pace with iPhone O/S Versions

As a Test Manager, you purchased an Automation tool for automating native or hybrid mobile applications. Then you purchased a set of new mobile devices e.g., iPhone with IOS version of 11.2. When you try to run automation on that mobile device, you find out that the tool only suppots up to IOS version 10.3….

How big an issue is “Recognition” within the team or organisation?

Pretty big in my opinion! Nothing can boost staff morale more than being recognised among their peers for their contribution or outstanding performance. Trust me! I have tried using both monetary and recognition as incentives. I have managed to get a group of my permanent staff a significant salary increase! Yes, the initial kudos from…