The Five QA Senses

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~ by Randy Wagner The world is defined by our perceptions which are driven mainly by our senses. What we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell give us a handle on the world around us. And we expect them to be in agreement. We become inquisitive and learn more when those senses are not in…

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Audit Rain

Not enough people in this world value a good rainy day. Whether it’s a sprinkle, a deluge, or a steady downpour, each can have a silver lining. Audit should be like that. Few people look forward to a process audit, but it can be as refreshing and beneficial as the rain when you are prepared.

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Aftercare

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Going live with a Policy Administration System (PAS) is very exciting, often the result of months or years of work and millions of dollars spent. The fear of going live can be paralyzing to product owners who see all the foibles lingering in the system. However, once the final “Go” decision is made, there is a moment of calm. Then customers hit the system and it can get crazy, especially for testers.

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Career Development & The Ability to Broaden Your Future

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~ by Nivedita Banerjee Career Development Stages – Your First Role Learning What is Expected of You You are just out of college, made it into a multinational company and you are about to start a coveted corporate journey. The first few days go by admiring the enormity of the organization, the grandeur, the perks,…

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The Last Car in the Roller Coaster

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~ by Randy Wagner A Typical Ride for Quality Assurance Quality Assurance (QA) in any project is typically the last car in the rollercoaster. They are not steering. They are along for the ride and sometimes that tail end just whips around. If requirements and development are late, QA is almost always held to the…

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Latest Software Test Automation Trends in Insurance

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~ by Paritosh Upadhyay Back in the old days, software testing was just about finding errors in a product with the goal being simply to improve product quality. But today, the range of software testing has broadened and, in recent years, we have seen software testing evolve into new dimensions. The Shift from Manual to…

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Remote Work, the Way of the Future?

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~ by Mohit Advani Much has been discussed about the possible impacts of the pandemic on the way organizations function and what work models will look like post-pandemic. Once this is behind us, every organization will have to assess what works best for their business. Who Benefits from Remote Working Models and How? There has…

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What Makes a Manager a Leader

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Harpreet Kaur is a lead consultant for CastleBay Companies. She comes with more than 14 years of experience, primarily in property and casualty insurance, with specialization in Guidewire Suite customizations.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Others

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~ by Randy Wagner How to Consistently Deliver Quality as Project Phases Evolve Much focus is given to the first phase of a project, getting set up, and delivering the best quality possible. Later phases of a project not only have to continue delivering quality, but they also have to maintain the quality of the…

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No Points for Second Place

~ by Randy Wagner The Story’s Not Over — Until It’s Over Demonstration day for a story is a delight when it flows smoothly. The product owner accepts the work because the needs of the organization have been delivered and the QA’s work is validated. This is the moment when a story truly closes. It’s…

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