Eliciting, estimating, and prioritizing an epic backlog to deliver value
Working on projects in the “Complex-Chaotic” quadrant intersection of the Cynefin diagram, where today’s projects are mostly found, can be quite challenging. Trying to gather every valuable input, feedback, and requirement from a stakeholder group that is large and dispersed, lacking in communication and collaboration between its representatives, product or feature owners, and not having a single point of decision making, can easily discourage and demotivate.
A QA Engineer - Jack of all trades?
There are many examples of a QA stepping out of their comfort zone and doing things that, in most cases, shouldn't even be on their plates. This article aims to go through some of the roles or situations you might encounter on your project and hopefully help you better understand and identify those situations.
People of Symphony starring Ratko Dodevski: The journey from QA to DevOps, one challenge at a time
We bring you the story of Ratko Dodevski, Staff DevOps Engineer at the Skopje engineering hub. His impressive 11-year-long path of discovering different fields and roles resides in his one true passion - technology.
Git your branching together - branching models compared
In this article, we are going to talk about git branching models (strategies, workflows), which one to choose for your team depending on the setup, what are the pros and cons, and how to decide which one is for you or why would you even need it in the first place.
Unit Tests - Whose responsibility is it anyway?
QA Engineers write and perform tests. Unit tests, as their name implies, are tests. Shouldn’t QAs write unit tests as well, then? The straight answer to this question should be - absolutely not. Writing of unit tests should be reserved solely for developers.
The Holy Trinity - the QA Role in Service Delivery
What is day-to-day business for a QA? What are the processes a QA team relates to? How does the QA team fit an Agile organization? What are the main contributions QAs enable teams with? When and what do you automate? How does a QA Engineer become a bottleneck in delivery?