4 June 2015

Accountability in Scrum

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

Types of accountability For many people, accountability is just another one of those vague moral concepts which you ‘sort of’ know how it works and never give it a second thought. In actual fact, accountability can be more practically defined by considering both positive and negative examples of accountability in everyday life. Negative accountability, the […]

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29 May 2015

All-new features in ReQtest: New release launched

by Helen Toomik / No comments

It’s time to finally uncover the latest ReQtest release. We’ve packed it with new functionalities designed to save your team more time and get you on the same page more easily. Activity streams Activity streams is a new page which shows you what your team has been up to by listing all their recent activity […]

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22 May 2015

Identifying Stakeholders

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

A common problem in requirements management for IT systems is that you overlook some stakeholders. Unfortunately, development teams often realize this problem late in the process, which means costly rework and client dissatisfaction. In this article you will learn how to use a workshop to perform stakeholder analysis. Identify stakeholders Some common stakeholder groups include: […]

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19 May 2015

ReQtest release 24th of April

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Improvements for grid beta users As I have written about previously, we are working hard on the next generation of our View-pages (view requirements, view test cases, etc.). We do this in order to offer better performance and to further ahead have the ability to offer even better traceability and many other features that make […]

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19 May 2015

Using KPIs & Balanced Scorecards to Manage Requirements

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

In this article, we’ll take a look at how your team can manage requirements using proven management techniques such as KPIs (key performance indicators) and balanced scorecards. Introducing KPIs KPIs help you determine how well you’re doing in achieving a specific goal. These metrics measure the performance of activities that are essential towards reaching your […]

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8 May 2015

Put the agile board on the wall

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

More and more teams choose to put up a wall-mounted monitor to show their scrum board/kanban board. This is what we have done at our ReQtest offices. Back in the days when we used to have a physical board with post-it notes, the board was a natural place to get gathered for the Daily Scrum. […]

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27 April 2015

Career opportunities in software testing

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

We have previously tackled the discussion about which software testing qualification you should consider on our blog and now I’d like to focus on the next logical step of the argument by dealing with the issue of career opportunities in software testing. As in every other profession, experience and skills are the twin turbines in […]

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6 April 2015

How to succeed in IT projects: Benchmarking and learning from other people’s mistakes

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

Learning to lean into project success There are no hard and fast rules which you can follow to ensure success in any new project you embark on. IT products, in particular, have so many moving pieces that it’s virtually impossible for one person alone to keep track and influence the progress of all of them. […]

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24 March 2015

A developer walks into a software testers’ party: What’s the least you should know about testing?

by Ulf Eriksson / No comments

Great! You’ve been invited to hang out at the software testers’ party, where you might finally have a shot at speaking to that cute tester you’ve been chasing. Alas, you’re a developer and although the two roles are both “alike in dignity”, the “ancient grudge” between testers and developers has discouraged you from learning more […]

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