Effective QA is Not an Option it’s a Necessity: Here’s How to do it Right

One of the most challenging aspects of testing is figuring out not only how to effectively and efficiently create and run tests that confidently deliver meaningful results to the decision makers. Whether you are a software business or a business that uses software, successful quality assurance is crucial to the long-term health and success of your business. This article discusses what you need to put in place to achieve and benefit from effective QA.

3 Risks to Every Team’s Progress and How to Mitigate

When looking at improving performance the first thought is often to increase the size of our development team; however, a larger group is not necessarily the only or the best solution. In this piece, I suggest several reasons to keep teams small and why to stop them from getting too tiny. I also look at several types of risk to consider when looking at team size: how team size effects communication, and the possibility of individual risk and systematic risk.

Do you have job security? The surprising value in continuing education.

The case for continuing education

If the last 2 decades have taught us anything about change, they’ve shown that while software development may be one of the most rapidly growing and well-paid industries, it can also be highly unstable. You may already invest in professional…

How To Play with LEGO® When You Should be Testing

How to play with LEGO when you should be testing

There is a gap between automating your testing and implementing automated testing. The first is taking what you do and automating it; the second is writing your tests in an executable manner. You might wonder about the distinction that makes…

The Cost of Software Bugs: 5 Powerful Reasons to Get Upset

If you read the PossumLabs blog regularly, you know already that I am focused on software quality assurance measures and why we should care about implementing better and consistent standards. I look at how the software quality assurance process affects…