I have worked in the software QA business for more than 20 years, helping clients with software testing and test management primarily. Something that I find interesting is when I can see connections between the IT business and other industries. Today I would like to discuss one of these topics. It’s one that came to mind in the light of a notable medical scandal.
THE QUALITY BLOG
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With QA being the core business of SYVE, we are naturally excited to recognize and celebrate World QA Day.
This year's spring competition is over and we could not have had more fun. This year we invited our closest partners Reeinvent and Codescene to participate in the fun and they could not have done better! Reeinvent's team The Slowcookers won it all! And we kindly regret that we gave them the ironic name now that we see the end results. A big congratulations to you!
Last week we hosted a gaming event for our QA-network in Stockholm at the largest gaming center - SPACE - Contemporary Digital Culture Center. In the same building, just a few floors over are also where the Stockholm office is located. We are proud to have a strong collaboration with SPACE and enjoy having access to the gaming space occasionally.
Starting your first work experience might be challenging and stressful, especially if you have mentors with many years of experience and want to present yourself in the best version possible. When you step into a completely new version of the working industry after college, you may have no idea what to expect or offer from your background knowledge. The expectations are high, but how can you learn and apply everything correctly? Turning fear into a challenge is one of our ways of helping new colleagues and interns to overcome their fears and anxieties about sharing their knowledge and even making mistakes from which we can all learn. In our community, you will always have selfless help from all colleagues, extraordinary mentors who have many years of experience and are happy to share their knowledge with you, and a happy, friendly working environment.
System Verification hub in Warsaw took part of the tech conference test:fest in Wrocław, Poland. Many innovative IT projects are created in Wrocław by experienced specialists with enormous knowledge. A perfect place for System Verification to be, to get inspired and share knowledge in the local area. We took the opportunity to present how testers generally work in workshops and panel discussion, since you can voluntarily participate in the conference as one of the speakers.
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: