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We don’t need no stinking test plan…

by Nadine Parmelee and Brenda Hall

When you’re testing software, the software you are testing and the tools you use change, but the process of how you test remains constant.  Sometimes you may apply different styles and different types of tests to different projects, but for the most part, testing is testing – you put your test data in and check your expected result, you manipulate a menu or control and check your expected result.

How different companies and even how different project teams approach testing, though, is very different.  I have personally seen everything from a very rigid and formal process with no room for change to “anything goes” with testing as more of an afterthought.  What most project teams need is to find balance somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.

Having a test process is important to testing

  • To make sure test results are reproducible
  • To know how much testing is complete
  • To know how much more testing is needed
  • To understand what will and will not be tested
  • To have an idea of the quality of a product Continue reading

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It’s All About YOU!

by Brenda Hall

Time flies when you’re having fun!  It hasn’t always been a cake walk, but we are having fun!  Bridge360 is now entering ‘early adolescence’ and we’re looking forward to many more interesting and fun years ahead.    Where will we be at the end of the next decade?

No one has a crystal ball, but I am sure we will continue doing much of what we do today; giving great service to our clients with our ‘secret sauce’…great employees.  It’s as simple as that.  We have great plans as we continue our growth, and that is to make sure each and every client gets more than they expected, and we find ways to solve those difficult problems they’ve come to rely on us for.  We will also remain focused on finding ways to grow opportunities for our employees.   This is our culture – this is who we are – this is what we will continue to do.

Oh yes, and by the way….we’ll be eating lots and lots of birthday cake as we celebrate each and every new year!  Thank you to all of our great clients and friends – after all – IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU!  And a special thank you to all of our extraordinary employees who deliver solutions day in and day out!

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Good News From Washington – At Last

How very fitting that last night, October 12th, Columbus Day, the Free Trade Agreements for Panama, South Korea and Columbia were passed. Now Montana ranchers can get their beef to the South Koreans who want to eat excellent steak! Now we can ship heavy equipment and fertilizers to Columbians who grow the flowers we put on our tables. Now we can engage with Panama on a more competitive level as it begins its $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal.

These Free Trade Agreements will bring economic benefit to Americans who want to grow their businesses and enjoy prosperity. Americans can now compete with other countries who have already signed Free Trade Agreements with Panama, South Korea and Columbia. If you believe as I do that people since the time of Columbus and Marco Polo want to trade and sell the best of what they have to offer in other markets, then you know how important the passage of these Free Trade Agreements will benefit Americans, Panamanians, South Koreans and Columbians.