Posts Tagged ‘qa’

So, what’s independent testing? (contd.)

We argued in a previous article that independent testing is about the way testers act and the quality of information that they provide, rather than about the way they are organized or governed. Organization and governence still tend to have a crucial impact on independence. That’s perhaps the reason, why some of defined standards approach testing independence from the point of view of the organization ([1], [2]). I prefer to talk about organizationally or governence-wise separate testing rather than independent testing in this context. Here is why.

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So, what’s independent testing?

Testing independence is being referred to in various ways: organizational independence of a test team on other teams within a company, independence of a testing service  vendor on other vendors, or testing as an independent engineering or scientific discipline. This blog site intends to refer to software testing as a business function and its in/dependence on other business functions (e.g. software development or other, even non-technical functions). Let me hence, share my perspective on independent testing from this angle and contrast it with outsourcing testing services, given that I see their usage often confused.

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Be welcome on profiq’s blog! Here comes a personal intro, in top of the general overview of the blog on the About page.

profiq is a system integration and system testing company that was established in 2010 and is owned by former Sun engineers. We enjoy working in system engineering and system testing, that’s why we ended up establishing a systems oriented company and that’s why we start to write this blog too – going a step beyond our regular business needs. So, who you will hear from:

Nemanja Lukic – Madrid
LDAP specialist and test engineer

Nemanja Lukic

Rasta Kanocz – Prague
system and test architect

Rastislav Kanocz

Slavomir Katuscak – Prague
system and test engineer

Slavomir Katuscak

Gabor Puhalla – Prague
system engineering and test manager

Gabor Puhalla

Ladislav Folta – Ostrava
system and test engineer

Ladislav Folta

Jan Hájovský – Ostrava
system and test engineer

Jan Hájovský

Pavel Balcárek – Ostrava
system and test engineer

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