Agile Multi-Site Delivery with the Nearshore Advantage

A client needed to introduce a common web platform to a number of its subsidiaries while also rolling out key enhancements to registration and billing functionality. Olenick was engaged to verify this platform against a common set of web browsers and mobile devices while assuring high-quality project delivery. An Olenick team of almost 30 software QA-Test consultants across five locations - Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, and Belfast provided a multi-site solution for a public facing website.  

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Quality Assurance Considerations

My experience as a Quality Assurance professional with many different projects in various business domains has helped me to develop several points for establishing a Quality Assurance process within an organization:

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Your Agile Team Explored

Teams Have Always Been, and Will Always Be, the Reason for Success
It’s all about the TEAM!

There are four stages of a team which require four different skills of a Scrum Master: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Below you will find a table of skills required for each stage of the team based on my experience. Please download as a complement to this post.

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Scrum Master Shares Lessons of Success

“The best way to reduce cost and time is to improve quality” – Deming

Four years ago, I decided to go for it and become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share some basic learned lessons from the course, along with advice generated from my professional experience.

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The Impacts of Lack of Design Process

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I am a big believer in the idea that the more planning at the beginning of the project means the rest of the project will go a lot smoother and faster. In this blog post series I am reflecting on various processes and how lack of process, or processes not being followed, can really screw up a project.

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The Impacts of Lack of Business Requirements Process

No matter how well something is planned, there will always be something that comes up that was not planned for.
It is just as critical that processes are in place for a project, as it is for those processes to be flexible enough to allow for things to happen and adjust in a way that is productive to the project.

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The Impacts of Lack of Project Management Processes

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I’ve worked on many projects, both big and small. There have been projects where processes were followed and projects where there was not much in the way of processes, or processes were not followed. I am a big believer in the idea that more planning at the beginning of the project means the rest of the project will go a lot smoother and faster. In this blog post series I look to enlighten you on the importance of Project Management and how the process is critical to successful testing and project outcomes.

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Making a Smooth Transition to Agile: A Tester’s Perspective

Would you like to make a smooth, successful transition from testing a Waterfall project to testing an Agile one?  Here are a few insights that can help you achieve your goal.

Any change is going to come with some challenges and the move from Waterfall to Agile is no different. The Waterfall methodology traditionally places testing at the end of the project life cycle and should include very clear and precise documentation, Agile is different.

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