Before going to the People Challenges, I would like to reiterate Few Useful Points on Role of Software Testers:
– Testing is finally recognized as a profession which needs specialized skills set and qualifications. – Also it is convinced testing will not start once the development is completed.
– Testing needs to be start in every stage of the software development Life Cycle.
– Testers need to validate whether the requirements specification documents is developed based on the needs of the organization.

– Testers need to be ensuring that the design documents developed based on the requirements specifications.
– Testers need to be ensure that the test cases and test plan are created based on the requirements specifications.
– Testers need to be ensuring that the defects need to find out before the test cycle starts so that the cost spends will gradually decreases.
– Testers need to be ensuring that the defects can be reproducible by developers.
– Testers need to be ensuring that they are finding defects of the high priority scenarios first.
– If you are in Agile methodology, then testers need to make sure that defects are getting fixed on priority.
– Finding out defects in the later stage of the product will leads the cost spend to rectify the defects is very costly.

The top 10 people challenges have been identified:

  • Training in Testing
  • Good Relationship with Developers.
  • Good Relationship with Customers.
  • Managers need to understand about testing. [Think – Do your Company has Culture of Testing?]
  • Using of Tools.
  • Time on Testing
  • Fighting a lose-lose situation
      1. Having to say No
  • Testing “Over the wall” Software
      1. Having to say “no”
Reference – Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing

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