THE QUALITY BLOG

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My experience working as a QA Consultant and Software Test Engineer

We already know that there are a few titles related to people who work in the QA field: Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Test Engineer, Automation Test Engineer, Test Engineer. They all have the same goal when doing the task: to ensure that a product is developed and released with high quality and that it provides a smooth user experience. Having said that, the question of what is the role of a QA Consultant comes up? Let’s dive in deeper.

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How agile is the V model?

The V model has played a huge part of the evolution of developing that we see today. Legend has it that it was developed in Germany during the early 1990’s and its mission was to describe the complex ritual of what we today know as developing. The model describes needs, that gets broken down to System architecture which leads to detailed design. The steps of the V model have many names so keep that in mind if you ever talk to someone about this model. However, the fundamental principle is to create requirement(s) structure based on a need. The second and third level of the model describes that development takes place and at the bottom we so how the developed system is tested. At the “test” step we need to keep in mind what I wrote earlier; a step of the model can be called different things depending on who you talk to. Some refer to testing activities as Test, validation or verification.  All three concepts are important to consider when assuring oneself about the quality of the product/system. I keep this note always in my head:

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Opening up the doors to our office in Hamburg

January 2022 is not only the start of a new year, but also the official start of our new German System Verification office in Hamburg. Of course, our journey in Hamburg didn’t just start and our first Hamburg colleagues already joined us in October 2021. Michael Lucas, Prasanth Sivakumar and Andrei Suvorkov are very excited about the opening of the new office. Read what they think about the start in Hamburg and our future journey in the north of Germany: 

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Big steps ahead for our PhD student and her research

Two months ago, the well reputed Springer Nature journal SN Computer Science, published an article by our colleague Adha Hrusto and co-authors Prof. Per Runeson and Dr. Emelie Engström. The title was “Closing the Feedback Loop in DevOps Through Autonomous Monitors in Operations”The work presented in the article has been carried out in collaboration with our customers in the region.

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