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Automation as a hedge against recession

Economic downturns are inevitable, what can be done? I’ve always enjoyed problem-solving. I love puzzles and helping my kids with story problems in math. Sometimes I have to remind myself there are moments when I just need to listen and not jump into problem-solving mode. This isn’t one of them. Talk of recession seems to [...]

By |2023-01-24T14:58:40-06:00January 24th, 2023|Process Automation, QA, Quality Assurance, RPA, Test Automation|

Quality Assurance in 2022 – Customer experience and software quality.

Insights on Quality Assurance from the most recent World Quality Report. The World Quality Report for 2021/2022 (WQR) has been released by Capgemini and MicroFocus, and this 13th edition weighs in at over 60 pages. As expected, it focuses on application quality assurance (QA), and polls 1,750 respondents to provide insights into the state of QA. [...]

By |2023-01-24T14:43:58-06:00October 29th, 2022|Performance Measurement, QA, Quality Assurance, Test Automation|

The Beatles’ “Get Back” as a mini business analysis

The Beatles knew how to create a BHAG. While watching the Beatles documentary “Get Back,” by Peter Jackson (I’ve finished two of the three parts so no spoilers please), I quickly made connections to the running of a business. Imagine your company has just announced you’re producing a major live event (whatever type of live [...]

By |2021-12-14T14:04:05-06:00December 14th, 2021|QA, Uncategorized|

Customers as partners in success

The best indicator of a job well done is the success of your partner. A common principle in the best companies is to treat customers as partners in success. A number of years ago I was discussing a customer with my CTO in what became a watershed moment for me professionally. The CTO was ready [...]

By |2021-11-24T09:29:43-06:00November 1st, 2021|QA, Quality Assurance, Test Automation|

Develop software in-house to differentiate your business

Your Software Is Your Competitive Advantage, from the Harvard Business Review. In our previous blog post we examined how companies are realizing that they are software businesses (to competitive advantage). Recently the HBR suggested that “whoever builds the best software wins” (“In the Digital Economy, Your Software Is Your Competitive Advantage”, 1/18/21). This is an [...]

By |2021-09-30T12:58:12-05:00September 30th, 2021|Data Migration, Eggplant, QA, Quality Assurance, Test Automation|
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