4. REDUCING SCOPE – Test Cycle Strategies

In the service plan costing model, we set the number of Test cases at 20,000. The first post in this series was a introduction on ways to to try and reduce that number. This the 4th in the series follows SDLC Strategies and  Test Iteration Strategies and is part of ST3PP’s Best Practice Series aimed at developing …


Speedometer Confusion

I follow Seth Godin as he has incredible insight and ability to simplify things down to a few key words.  His post, Speedometer confusion is one of may such posts. Too often, being busy, is confused with productive.  We set metrics like how many defects found, how many test cases run and how many hours tested. But …



Following on from SDLC strategies, the second group or area to focus on when attempting to reduce the total amount of testing is ways to reduce the number or Test Iterations or levels. Every organization has their own st3pps in their SDLC and organization structure. This often depends on the defined roles and functions in …


SOAPSonar – Testing SOAP, REST or JSON Services

” What is the difference Testing a SOAP Services vs. JSON/REST or other service using SOAPSonar” After trying to answer this question verbally 3 times in the last week, I thought it a good idea to show it in a post. SOAP – “Simple Object Access Protocol” usually uses XML, and has WSDL. It also …


2. Reducing Scope – SDLC Strategies

I started this series with a high level overview on Reducing Scope. The first group I listed is SDLC Strategies. The entire SDLC is often not under the scope of IT, but under business of product management. The challenge can be explaining the impact of certain strategies on the SDLC to non IT focussed people. Often …


Sustainable API

In the Data Economy, Nodes may consume information from multiple sources, refine it or apply some logic to the information then Provide the result in turn for other Consumers to consume. As the Data economy matures, I expect that these value chains will grow in length, number and complexity. Sustainable API are those that have the flexibility and staying power to define and maintain their place in these emerging value chains.