• Application development for mobile phones

    New mobile phone models enter the market all the time, and it seems daunting to perform application testing on the various devices available. Expert Karen Johnson carefully examines the factors dev...

  • Gaining knowledge from retiring employees

    Knowledge transfer is important, particularly when an employee is getting close to retiring. But how do you get that knowledge from someone unwilling to share? In this expert response, site editor ...

  • "Idea management" in the application lifecycle

    As the ALM space continues to gain momentum, it is not always clear which tools fall within the boundaries of ALM. Expert Mike Jones offers insight into "idea management" tools and discusses whethe...

  • What enterprises should keep in mind when selecting ALM

    Every enterprise has different factors to consider when choosing ALM tools. In this expert response, Mike Jones discusses three primary drivers that the enterprise IT shop must weigh when selecting...

  • How to best manage user stories in agile development

    User stories serve several important purposes for agile development teams. In this expert response, Sue Burk explains the full range of uses for user stories, discusses how to best document require...

  • Functional requirements and nonfunctional requirements

    Clearly defining both functional and nonfunctional requirements in software engineering projects is important from both a business perspective and a performance perspective. In this expert response...

  • Agile development teams should decide which metrics are

    Deciding which metrics are important is often a management decision. In this expert response, agile expert Lisa Crispin recommends letting the team decide which metrics will best keep them on track...

  • Using a wiki to manage Agile ALM

    Agile expert Lisa Crispin explains how a wiki can be used to manage documentation throughout the application lifecycle. With the ability to document everything including user stories, test cases, p...

  • Software documentation is important in Agile

    It’s a fallacy to think that documentation is not important in agile environments. Agile expert Lisa Crispin points out that "living" documentation that stays kept up-to-date can be attained by the...

  • Understanding functional and non-functional requirement

    The premise that functional and non-functional requirements exist separately is a misconception. In this expert response, Robin Goldsmith explains the how these two types of specifications are inte...

  • Tools that generate test cases from software requirements

    In this expert response, requirements expert Robin Goldsmith gives examples of a variety of tools, including tools based on use cases, state analysis tools, and all pairs tools, which generate test...

  • The difference between software retesting and regression testing

    Software test consultant John Overbaugh explains the difference between retesting and regression testing in this expert response. Overbaugh uses an example of a shopping cart tax calculation bug to...

  • How to regression test Web-based applications

    Software test consultant John Overbaugh gives some helpful advice about regression testing Web-based applications. Overbaugh describes regression testing browser platforms and how to test for backw...

  • Moving Agile development teams beyond "rejection" stories

    Agile testing author Lisa Crispin explains that by practicing the "whole team" approach, there is no such thing as a rejected story. Using this collaborative approach, the programmers and testers w...

  • Software database testing stored procedures

    Database testing can refer to any backend or data-related testing such as data migrations and data integrity. In this expert response, Karen Johnson talks about two practices that she's used for te...

  • Software retest, regression, smoke and sanity testing: What's the difference?

    Understanding the nuances between different types of test efforts can be a challenge. In this expert response, Karen Johnson explains what is meant by retesting, regression testing, smoke testing a...

  • Helping exploratory testers prepare for Agile development iterations

    Agile testing author Lisa Crispin describes the role of testers in agile development, beginning with helping customers to articulate user stories. The tester is involved in activities such as happy...

  • Virtual team building

    Just because your team is spread across different sites, that doesn't mean you have to give up on team building. In this expert response, SSQ site editor Yvette Francino gives advice on how you can...

  • How to bond with your team when you're the only remote member

    One of the most difficult team configurations is the type when there is only one remote team member. Site editor Yvette Francino gives advice on ways for a sole remote team member to bond with the ...

  • What exactly is an ALM tool?

    Application lifecycle management expert Mike Jones explains the characteristics of tools for ALM. Jones talks about the concept of an ALM framework which is concerned with both the processes and t...