A good tester, no matter how experience he/she is, can’t work efficiently in a nonknit team. So, it is obvious that Test Managers should pay attention to certain key points that can help to build more productive team if necessary. Here are some tips.

8 Signs of a Good Testing Team

1. Smart Team Leads

Team member are often have different skills according to their job roles, so you need to be a social and diplomatic person to deal with your team members and provide them with different job instruction in order to move further.

2. Closer Cooperation

When your team works hard on each individual project you can see that the overall cooperation between members gets increased. However, you can move even further and can get your team members involved in every decision making process.

For example, each person can be responsible for one or more decisions, which encourages active speaking when some problems or issues arise.

3. Do what fits you!

There is a whole bunch of technologies and methodologies to follow, so you need to decide what fit your organization. Deep understanding of the development strategy and all related pitfalls helps you and your team members to make the right decision.

4. Manage your risk

It is especially important when you have either limited or no requirements. Consult your team members to know their opinions and make the right decision. It will be helpful when you need to prioritise which functional areas need to be tested first, based on risk and other crucial points.

Good advice here is to spend more time on planning, so you can save more time and money in future.

This will also minimize the probability of unexpected delays in development and testing before you get too far down the test execution track and then run out of time.

5. Flexibility

In testing world the things may not always go to plan and testers must be ready for such kind of situations. Moreover, real developments show that in 70% of cases things don’t go to plan.

So, the only good advice here is to cooperate with your team members to find one or more approaches that allow you to overcome certain issues. This is also a good way of testing your skills and analytical mind.

6. Right Tools and Analytics

Using proper tools to test your application and get recent results of testing is another way to succeed. Define key factors to be tested and tracked, find appropriate tools that can help you to achieve the highest accuracy and efficiency. Focus the collected analytics around your key factors to prevent a significant overhead and streamline your working process.

7. Clear Reports

Train your team to build reports strictly on the required data. This ensures that all necessary aspects oа a particular area will be covered. Pay attention to a format of reports: there is nothing worse than a report that has too many words and not enough pictures!

By providing clear and fluent information your team, as well as CEO, will be much more aware of the status of your testing and any related issues.

8. Clear and Responsive Environments

By keeping your environment clear and ready to work is an essential task that can speed up the whole development and testing processes. Environmental issues are often the most time consuming aspect of a test phase in any organisation. However, by defining “who” owns the environments, “who” can create them, and “who” can fix them, you can drastically reduce the time needed to adapt your environment to different needs and all arising issues.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:34 pm July 13, 2014

Hi, after reading this awesome article i am also happy to share my experience here with colleagues.

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