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Do you including testing in the original estimate?

Our dev team estimates work in hours, but we do not including any testing time in the original estimate. For example if the devs say an item will take 4 hours that will become our estimate for that ...
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Best strategies for dealing with integration testing bottlenecks?

We were recently having a debate around what is the ideal and most effective / efficient way to do integration testing in complex environment with large number of applications to try to get software ...
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In agile projects, who is assigned to do the testing?

When you have a small company with some programmers, designers and a project manager, who is responsible for the testing? Does everybody have to write tests, or is it always the same person?
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How do I interpret the results of the PMP exam to do better next time?

After taking the PMP test, upon failure, you get a report with scores of below proficient, moderately proficient, and proficient results: Initiating the Project Planning the Project Executing the ...
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How to reuse done user stories without rewriting/duplicating them

Just to outline the current situation first. We've recently had an QA tester added to the team on an existing project. The project has user stories in previous sprints which outline the objective, ...
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When do you integrate Acceptance Testing into a scrum process?

I want to know exactly when I can integrate acceptance testing into a scrum process? During the sprint cycle or at the end of the sprint cycle? I know that acceptance testing is when we test the ...
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How do I handle user stories and burn down charts?

I am new to Scrum. I've done some searches; However, I failed to find answers for the following questions: When should we mark a user story as completed in a burn down? Do we do this when the ...
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Project stuck in endless testing cycle

I am involved in a project where for some time now the project has stuck in an endless testing, UAT, bug fixing cycle. The issues that caused this are, lack of initial requirements, new requirements ...
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How much time is spent on software testing for a successful SCRUM?

Almost all successfully SCRUM practice on software development has different degree of tests (unit-test, integration tests) as a part of definition of done. Is there any research about how these ...
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Should there be testing-only user stories?

We estimate stories as 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 points. Consider a story with less development work but huge testing effort. Let's say we estimate that story as 8 points. We see the following options: ...
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At what point does a user story get tested in an iteration?

We are new to Agile, and we have been noticing that user stories usually get completed by the end of the iteration. Testers have very little time to test stories thoroughly; they're idle for most part ...
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Should the same person do the testing who did the development?

Background We have 50 employees who are working on different projects in a team of 3-4 people. In my firm the testing is done by the developers. We have 2 or 3 products with a large code base that we ...
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How best to 'leanify' test case documentation?

I'm currently reviewing some test case artifacts for various project teams as standardized by our organization. However, I'm a bit appalled to find that a lot of content is being captured in documents ...
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How can I handle a client's client who is upset with bugs but refuses to use any kind of Project Management?

I am a programming/engineering freelancer working as a consultant for a mid-sized corporation. This mid-sized corporation has many clients, including a very large financial company (one of the top 10 ...
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Estimation and testing in project management

I'm currently writing a paper regarding project management, and was wondering if anyone with experience could answer the following questions? What are the steps involved in creating a testing ...
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What is the role of a QA tester on a Scrum team?

I've recently added a QA tester to our new Scrum team. The tester comes with a lot of experience in automated testing and is capable of scripting, light coding, etc. He will be using automation tools, ...
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Incorporating QA and Testing in a Startup running Scrum

We continue to struggle with how to improve our QA and Testing processes in the sprint. We run a two week sprint and find that the QA and testing gets left late in the process and ends up rushed with ...
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Who writes the test cases for your client when it's time for Client Acceptance Testing?

This question has recently come up at my organization. When it's time for the client to review and accept either a large ecommerce implementation or a smaller feature enhancement, will your QA team ...
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Tool to manage manual tests

I'm about to start writing up a spreadsheet to describe some manual test steps and expected results. This will be sent to people to test the website get them to fill it in and then send it back. It ...
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How can the role of QA maintain the alignment between the Business and IT?

In my previous organization there was a disconnection between the Business Operations and IT that always impacted the final derivable. For some reason, the Business intent was not accurately ...
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How to define a Test Exit Criteria?

How can a project manager specify a testing task statement of work for a fixed-price contractor? I'm hiring a contractor to do testing in my project. All other works like design, architecture, ...
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How Quality Assurance is related to Testing?

Very often I hear people say "Quality Assurance" while talking about "Testing" and vise versa. According to my understanding these two terms mean different things. Could anyone explain the difference? ...
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How to organize sprints during the user acceptance tests phase?

What is the suggested approach to sprints organization during the tests phase? Lets assume that we have finished development sprints, internal tests (analysts & developers) are over. Application ...