“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
As per above Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, we have to be the best in whatever we are working towards during this tough time.
Remote work becomes increasingly necessary across the world in this COVID-19 pandemic situation. Remote working seems to be temporary but it will become a new norm in the industry in the upcoming days.
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In this blog, I am going to share the 5 tips for testers in remote work.
5 tips for testers in remote work
- Be Professional
When you are working from home also, you should be professional. You have to draw a fine line between work and personal life. Start the work on time like a regular working day when you were in office. Mark your availability appropriately during the work. For example, when you are going for a client call you can mark your availability as away.
- Collaborate with The Team
Collaboration with the team is vital to the success of your work. When you are working from the office, you will be able to meet the colleagues, managers in F2F meetings. Sometimes, you also might have the chit chats in the office corridors, having lunch/break together. When you are not able to understand something in the business requirements or any technical issues, you have to reach out to the team.
- Plan Your Activities
Have a work calendar and plan your activities. You can leverage the tools and techniques for planning. Online test management tools like QA Touch helps to do better-planning and execution of the planned activities. You can create a mindmap for your activities and create a Test Plan. It is a centralized repository of test assets you will be able to access it from anywhere from the world. You can write test cases and after writing test cases, you can send the link to your manager/lead to get the approval of the test cases within QA Touch itself.
After planning, next is the execution of your activities for the testers. When you receive the build, you can create a suite of test execution and start executing the test cases. While executing the tests, if you found a bug, then you have to prepare a bug report. A good bug report is necessary to allow anyone to understand and fix the reported issues.
You can report the issues in the QA Touch’s inbuilt issue tracking tool. You can add the video file by doing a screen recording of the issue with the steps to reproduce the issue. Also, you can leverage the audio recording feature, you can record the steps to reproduce and it will be added as an attachment. It will be a great help for the developers and the project stakeholders. The complete defect cycle can be managed in QA Touch.
Since we are working remotely, communication is very important. There may be many circumstances, some misunderstandings will happen. Daily standup meetings will help to understand what everyone is working on and when you will get the build and you will be able to communicate if any challenges you are facing. You will get a big picture of how the project/product is progressing as a whole.
You have to update the progress of your work at the end of the day to your reporting manager without fail. You can generate the reports Releases Summary/Test Runs Summary and share the snapshot with the project’s stakeholders from the QA Touch. Also, you have an option to share the team dashboard report.
Happy Testing!! Stay Safe and Healthy!!