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Our philosophy of publishing content challenges the traditional way of writing whitepapers. We use multiple web sources, reports, internal individual expertise, blogs and social media conversations to source content while writing whitepapers or reports. While using these sources, we do not indulge in plagiarizing content. Each document is a unique piece which tries to capture what has been happening in the particular area and where it is headed. We invite you to write to us at marketing@zentestlabs.com in case you seek any clarification on points made in any content piece.

 

Optimal De-risking of Treasury and Cash Management Implementations


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Banks spend millions of dollars on treasury/cash management systems and implementation is complex. An average cycle ranges from 6 to 12 months based on the complexity and banks struggle with spiraling and unpredictable implementation time, costs while trying to keep up with increasingly frequent releases primarily because of QA and testing. This whitepaper will help you understand common challenges faced in implementations, learn optimal approaches that minimize risk, balance requirements, customizations, quality, cost and time and understand risk mitigation strategies.

 

Automating the Business Analyst


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BA’s play a critical role in ensuring the end quality of a product. However, the role of BA’s does not end here. Invariably they are the ones involved in ensuring that products work the way they should post implementation; i.e., in Business as Usual modes. BA’s are crucial for designing test programs and managing them in the long run to ensure defects are caught in time and addressed. This whitepaper talks about easing the lives of BA’s when it comes to their roles in testing. It is not desirable to have BA’s test but given that it is inevitable, it makes sense to automate large parts of the process in a way that BA’s can seamlessly create and execute tests.

 

Building a Testing Centre of Excellence: Experiences and Insights


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As organizations mature in their Testing Processes, the perennial quest to achieve ultimate excellence has led them towards attempts to establish the “Test Centre of Excellence” better known as TCoE. Many such initiatives have been plagued with issues ranging from partial implementations to complete abandonment midway. Additionally, most TCoE initiatives find heavy resistance and inertia within teams as it is perceived as a threat to their independence and way of doing things. Drawing from our experience of consulting with organizations on TCoE initiatives and building one for our own, we have shared insights, experiences and lessons learnt from both successes and failures in this whitepaper.

 

Accelerating Mobile App. Testing by Overcoming Platform Fragmentation


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Mobile devices are a source of rich information, powerful entertainment, purchasing platforms as well as important work tools. What makes mobile so attractive to consumers—instant access to a multitude of apps; a wide range of rapidly evolving devices and functions; a choice of operating systems; new, cloud-based services that require no storage on the device—also makes it tricky for companies to deploy effectively. After managing the Quality Assurance programs of multiple Fortune 500 companies, and having setup a Mobile Testing Lab fairly early on within this space, we would like to share some of the unique challenges we have observed and suggest ways to optimize testing of mobile apps.

 

Taking Test Automation away from Automation Engineers!


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Test automation has always been considered the holy grail of testing. Scriptless Automation enables enterprises that are automating testing to be oblivious to tool specific coding thus making automation suites maintainable and resource independent. However, scriptless automation frameworks still have many missing links most scriptless automation frameworks demand extensive Business User involvement particularly to test the technology enablement. There is a possibility it takes longer than acceptable time to market. etc. Given these dynamics, we have deduced a whitepaper on the next stage in the evolution of test automation is driving in the direction of Business Process Model based test automation that aims at synchronizing Operations, Product Management and Quality functions.

 

How mobile is changing software testing


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What does it mean to you if you are an App. manufacturer or an enterprise trying to create mobile apps. for your workforce or customer base? At the core of this explosion in mobile devices and here I mean smartphones and tablets; is the innovation in the field of processors, with processing speeds of these mobile devices increasing dramatically. Business users want to have the ability to manage their personal and professional lives through a single interface and have apps. that allow them to do this. Consumers on the other hand have very high expectations from the apps. and they want a rich experience at extremely low costs. A common concern for most users has been security and 24/7 availability. Add the speed at which innovation in devices, processors and OS takes place and it is practically a nightmare. Our head of mobile testing Practice would like to share some of my learning’s on how robust Quality Assurance protocols can mitigate risks for you when developing/ deploying your mobile apps.

 

Progress not Regress


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A constant drive to build an application to make it more user and business friendly results in heavy customization of the base application and often ends up becoming unrecognizable. Over a period of time we have deduced a scientific approach to regression testing wherein confidence is built that the vulnerabilities have not disrupted the functionality of the base application. It also ensures that under the pressure to release new builds, high risk compromises are not made. 'Progress not regress ' is such a whitepaper that puts forth an approach for regression testing which ensures low risk and high coverage.

 

Manual Testing: Multi module integration


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We assisted a leading banking product company based out of the Middle East to manually test their core banking application. The client wanted to integrate their core banking system, branch automation system, loan origination system, Islamic finance system, trade finance system, International Financial Xchange (IFX) adaptor, single administration system, single signon, and IVR, Contact Centre modules. The Zen Test Labs team execute a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model that focused not only on executing the system-integration testing but also helped the client build testing capability in-house to maintain a mature testing team.

 

Get your QA strategy aligned today!


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Most product companies build comprehensive development roadmaps while setting out on a new product with test plans in place. While it would be an ideal scenario wherein product companies roll out software that works the way it should, not always is this the reality. Our QA roadmap paper built on our diverse experiences across customer environment's, goes onto outline the ideal software testing roadmap any quality assurance team should embark on to ensure minimum risk of critical failure in the applications they plan on implementing, are implementing or have implemented.

 

 

A scientific approach to testing size estimation


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Most companies that test software do not estimate the size of testing. While effort and schedules are estimated as a part of the process, size often passes below the radar. While a lot is written and said about why companies miss this aspect; not much has been written about how to size testing. Krishna Iyer, CEO, ZENTest Labs has authored a paper that helps you size your testing projects accurately and provides readers a methodology to build their own test estimation models. Formulated based on the experience of executing multiple projects for Fortune 1000 companies, “A scientific approach to testing size estimation” is a one of a kind paper that will help you estimate accurately.

 

 

The art of Test Automation


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Test Automation has now been in existence for over 20 years and any company that has been testing for some time realizes the importance of having a robust test automation strategy in place. However for a majority of these companies that are trying to achieve maximum automation in software testing, there is a huge gap that exists between what they dream of and what actually gets realized. Through this white paper, Mukesh Mulchandani, CTO and seasoned test automation practitioner outlines how to actually go about automating, planning, prioritizing and leveraging best practices that ensure a lesser risk of complete failure in your automation projects.