Which of the following would you expect to be most likely an example of a motivating factor for testers?
K2 1 credit
An agile development team decides to hire a tester who has always worked.
- in independent test teams, reporting the problems found in a defect tracking system
- in safety-critical projects, with a stronger focus on the quality of the product than on time and budget. This agile team is focused on short-term goals to get the product released on time and within budget. Which of the following answers would you expect to be most likely true in this scenario? K2 1 credit
Assume you are managing the system testing execution phase of a project. The system test execution period for that project is scheduled for eighteen weeks and the release date is scheduled at the end of system testing.
During the sixth week of system test execution, at the staff meeting, the project manager informs you that the project deadlines are changed and the release date that is only three weeks ahead. This new release will not allow the completion of the system tests. Suppose also that you have followed a risk-driven test approach for this project. Which of the following statements represents the worst way to lead your test team in the next three weeks?
K2 1 credit
Your test team consists of four members (Mary, Bob, Mark, Dave) with different interpersonal skills. The following skills assessment spreadsheet shows the characteristics of the team members with respect to a list of interpersonal-skills (for each characteristic only the member with the highest level of that characteristic is indicated and marked with 'X'):
On the next project a member of your test team will have to perform some routine tasks requiring collaboration with other teams. Who in your test team would you expect to be most suitable at doing these tasks? K4 3 credits
Consider the following skills assessment spreadsheet for your test team (consisting of four team members):
This spreadsheet has three sections: technical expertise, testing skills and professionalism.
The skill levels for each skill area for both the ''technical expertise'' and ''testing skills'' sections have been rated on a four-point scale:
- E (Expert): indicates that a person has expert knowledge and experience in the skill area
- B (Beginner): indicates that a person has some knowledge and experience in the skill area but he/she is not autonomous
- W (Wants to learn): indicates that a person has no knowledge or experience in the skill area but he/she wants to learn that skill
- NI (Not Interested): indicates that a person has no knowledge or experience in the skill area and he/she is not interested to learn that skill
The skill levels for each skill area of the ''professionalism'' section have been rated on a three point scale (H=High, M=Medium, L=Low).
Consider the following analysis of testing skills performed on four people. Alex, Robert, John and Mark (all the skills have been rated on an ascending scale. The higher the score, the better the skill):
Which of these people, based on this analysis, would you expect to be most suitable to work specifically as test designer?
K4 3 credits