Category Archives: Software Testing

ITKE – The IT Files – Pradeep Soundarajan

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ITKE – The IT Files – Blindu Eusebiu

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Waste and Non Value Add in Software Development

In my series Customer Value Add I went over the list of wastes as identified in lean six sigma. I would now like to connect this to software development and identify where there can be best and how it can … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Overproduction or Overengineering – 2

Over production or over engineering are considered a non-value add and a waste. When we try to add unnecessary steps to a process or make it more complicated than it is required we are creating more chances of creating defects … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Defect or Rework – 1

In my previous post I talked about customer value add and talked about non value add (NVA). D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E is the word I used to talk about waste. The first one in the downtime is Defects or rework.  Customers don’t pay … Continue reading

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Tester’s Musings: Motivation to Test?

Our organization like a lot out there are going through a lot of change. Recession, doing more with less, hiring freeze, no raises, etc are just a few reasons as to why organization cant do better with motivating people. The … Continue reading

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Automation – Magic Robot

Do you have any test automation for your project? If so does your management think its a magic robot that can pretty much do anything and that too on its own? We have been asked to automate our project. It has … Continue reading

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SOP – Its Really About Quality

Most dictionaries define Standard Operating Procedure as Established procedure to be followed in carrying out a given operation or in a given situation. A specific procedure or set of procedures so established. What does SOP mean? SOP is a written … Continue reading

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The Test Story – My First Online Publication

I am really excited because one of my goals for 2011 has come true. In this blog “Welcome 2011” I talked about wanting to get published. My white paper has been published in STP “Test &QA Report” You can read a … Continue reading

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Mistake Proofing – Poka Yoke

“Your ability to mistake-proof of a process is only limited by your own lack of imagination.” Shigeo Shingo Last week I was at week 2 lean six sigma training and learnt a concept that really made me think of my job differently. … Continue reading

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