Does My Boss Hate Me?

You may have often found yourself thinking: “does my boss hate me?”, “why does my manager always seem to prioritize my coworker over me?”, “why did my boss give me such a terrible evaluation?” and so on. It’s easy to spiral and reach the conclusion that your boss really does hate you. However, there is a fair chance that isn’t true. Your…

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Seamless Digital Experience for Small Businesses

In today’s digitized age, with the speed at which technology is racing, the need for small businesses to run on a seamless digital experience should not be underestimated. Small-medium businesses need to be digitally optimized while being nimble (on cost). In fact—this can be a make-or-break factor for your business.  Gone are the days when the only ways of discovering shops and products were by physically hopping from store to store, word-of-mouth,…

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Assessing Productivity of QA Teams

As a team lead, your job is to maximize your Quality Assurance (QA) team productivity.   The question is: how do you measure QA team performance?  You need to objectively measure QA metrics first, and then share progress with the management. If you don’t measure productivity of your QA team, then chances are that you wouldn’t know if things have started moving south. You want to know who is actually…

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Testing in Production: Pros and Cons

Testing in production refers to the act of frequently performing tests in a live environment, after production deployment. It is not a substitute for any other type of testing, and the significance of the QA team still remains intact.   Production testing has both its advantages and disadvantages, which may explain why some testers approach it with hesitancy, or have done so in the past. Let’s have a look…

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Top 5 Responsibilities of QA Managers in an Agile Environment

Quality Assurance (QA) is different from software development. A Quality Assurance manager needs to have a certain skillset, while being abreast of the latest methodologies, technologies, and trends, in order to be successful in their profession.  Keeping the above in mind, we present to you a list of the top 5 responsibilities of a QA manager, especially tailored to an agile environment.  1. Set standards to be followed  A good QA manager is not controlling; he or she gives their agile team members some responsibility and independence…

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