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Quality Metrics for Test and Defect Management

Posted by Paul Hancock on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

If you're focusing on improving your defect control and management processes, a challenge you may face is determining the right metrics to record, identify and track for areas of improvement. At a high level we talk about:

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Topics: test automation

Forrester Study of Service Virtualization at a Major European Bank

Posted by Paul Hancock on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Forrester published an extremely powerful study into the Economic Impact of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions at a large European bank. The customer received an ROI within 2 months and the cumulative financial benefit over a 3 year period of $6.2 million. This has been an extremely successful initiative for the bank given their investment of $433,149 over the 3 year period. It's also worth noting these savings continue for the bank at more than $2.5 million per annum.                   

The study highlights the benefits and costs of implementing IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation solutions. The customer, a large European bank with more than 30 million customers and 3,500 branches worldwide, implemented two of the IBM testing solutions — Rational Test Workbench (RTW) and Rational Test Virtualization Server (RTVS) — for one division’s software development group. The solutions were first implemented in 2009 by Green Hat Software, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2012. 

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Topics: GreenHat, Service Virtualization, test automation

A View on the Forrester Service Virtualization Report

Posted by Paul Hancock on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 14:03 PM

In the last couple of years there’s been a real buzz around Service Virtualization (SV). The customer benefits are clear, quantifiable and achievable within a twelve month timescale. But does Forrester have the same opinion?    

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Topics: GreenHat, Service Virtualization, test automation

Integration Testing & Service Virtualization: Why should you do it?

Posted by Paul Hancock on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 @ 13:03 PM

What is Integration Testing and Service Virtualization?

Integration testing is a phase in software testing when individual software modules are aggregated and tested as a group. This phase occurs after unit testing and before validation testing. The inputs to the integration testing phase are the software modules that have been unit tested - they are combined into larger groups tests are applied to the groups as per their definition in an integration test plan. The output is the integrated system ready for system testing

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Topics: GreenHat, Service Virtualization, Integration Testing, test automation