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The Down Part of “Shift Left and Down"

Shifting defect discovery to earlier activities (shift left) reduces rework and improves quality deliveries to customers. A lot of attention is paid to this part of “Shift Left and Down”, but how do we do the shift down? Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is the answer. A variety of techniques can be used with varying formalities, cost, and results; ranging from informal, 5-why, Ishikawa/fishbone to Cause-Effect. Which technique is the right one to use, and when should it be applied? Is your organization ready for RCA? What do you do with the results? In this recorded webinar, Rex Black discusses these questions and others with Ed Weller, who draws on 20 years of experience using RCA and onsite training across a wide range of businesses.

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What's It Like to Work with Rex Black on a Test Assessment?

We'll let one of our clients, a QA Director at a large gaming company, explain:

Rex Black helped our team see our gaps in development and quality assurance and created a plan that allowed us to go from delivering results, to delivering high quality results. He navigates through ambiguity to clarify strategy; sorts through ideas to refine key goals, and sets a course to close quality gaps with clear and achievable milestones. He is a humble, personable, and adaptable partner and he can take your organization from good to great!"  

Contact us today to find out how we can help you go from good to great, too.

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Building your Selenium Test Automation Career

Spend less than two minutes with this video interview to learn how RBCS A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation training can help build your Selenium test automation career, whether you're just getting started or already have a few years of experience.
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Don't Just Shift Left; Shift Down

You've heard about shift left, but what about shift down? If you're looking to accelerate your delivery of quality software, shift down is critical. Join us Thursday for a free webinar on how to accomplish it. Click here to register.

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Hearing, Seeing, and Doing Selenium Test Automation

You can't learn to be a Selenium test automator just by hearing someone talk about it; you have to do it. In this short video, I explain how RBCS imparts real test automation skills using a mix of lecture, examples, and hands-on exercises.
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Why Selenium Is So Important for Test Automators

To celebrate last week's successful Selenium Tester Foundation course, with 100% pass rate on the iSQI exam, we're re-releasing this short videothis short videothis short videothis short video on why Selenium is so important for test automators. If you are involved in test automation through a graphical user interface, or thinking about getting involved in test automation through a GUI, you really need to know about Selenium. 
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Becoming a Test Automation Professional for Free on the Internet? Right!

I had a conversation with someone whose management had suggested that he have his test team learn Selenium from free videos on the Internet, then they could automate all of their tests with it.  So, show of hands, how many people think that this strategy has any chance of success?  What right-minded person would decide to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of effort in letting untrained people, with no experienced leadership or professionally-designed test architecture, build a test automation suite?  Would you pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a house built by people who learned everything they know about carpentry and electrical wiring on YouTube?

If you need help educating your team on Selenium test automation, and putting a smart test architecture in place, let us know.  We can help with that.

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Another Perfect Result

And, for the second time in one week, another 100% pass rate to brag about. This time, it was for our #A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation course. Thanks to iSQI for the exam services.

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Avoid Useless Knowledge

It's fair to say that the more we test, the more we learn, but testing needs to focus on learning (and telling people about) the important aspects of the system. Not all questions deserve answers.


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