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24 January 2018

Heuristics in Testing

Claire Anderson, Senior Test Analyst at Edge Testing

Human brains use strategies, or mental short-cuts, all the time to ease the mental load of processing information and making decisions – examples of these mental short-cuts include using a rule of thumb, making an educated guess, guesstimating, stereotyping, following your intuition, or using common sense and they’re also known as heuristics.

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10 January 2018

The Benefits of Outsourcing

Shaun McClure - Test Analyst, Edge Testing

Outsourcing is a flexible way to perform testing of your software and systems. But there is often an internal debate around what is better? Internal self-run teams, or external outsourced teams? There is usually a desire to “own” a department, as the perception is that it leads to more control of the project, but internal teams, of any kind, come with their own issues, which lead to more staff being hired to manage them, and before you know it the new department has spiralled in size.

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6 December 2017

Effective Knowledge Transfer Strategies

Shaun McClure - Test Analyst, Edge Testing

Edge Testing have a long history of parachuting into client projects at short notice, and quickly becoming integral members of the project. One key to this is effective knowledge transfer, and over the years Edge have become masters of the art.

Effective Knowledge Management hinges on getting the right knowledge to the right person at the right time. But how do we do this?

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22 November 2017

What Makes a Good Requirement

Scott Livingstone and Reeba Vyas, Test Analysts at Edge Testing

Poor requirements can often lead to a project failure by causing delays, increasing the drain on the budget, producing an end-product that is not fit for purpose and worst of all - an unhappy customer.

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8 November 2017

Influencing the Testing Process

Lewis Thomson, Test Analyst at Edge Testing

Having 100% control of a task that you are directly involved in is obviously a desirable situation to be in. Professionals within the testing industry are specialists, and as such have differing ideas of what the best method to approach a problem is. However realistically in a team, it is not feasible to instill a dictatorship, with only yourself pushing forward. Aside from the overt negative implications from this, having a sole person influencing the direction of a project will lack the perspective that a unified team can offer. Hence, the importance of a collaborative effort, where every member has a say and the potential to make decisions with a positive impact on a project.

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25 October 2017

The Risk Mitigation Business

Alister Aitken, Senior Test Consultant at Edge Testing

So, what exactly is a “Risk”? In the context of software development that pre-emptive action is often what we like to call TESTING. The testing team/function become, and are correctly proud to be known as, part of the Risk Mitigation Business.

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