Must Read! Articles by Mr.Arunkumar Khannur

16 Principles of Software Testing: Revisited
Published on: Feb 07, 2015
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Principle 1: Value Creation :Focus on long term value creation for all stake holders and society by uncovering as many defects as possible to ensure that products work as required and also, continue to work as expected, by allocating resources to provide useful information with a plan to make product competitive, helping to stay in business, and to provide jobs.
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Blame it on Usability if Interactive Product Fails
Published on: Feb 22, 2015
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We are living in the world of interactive systems like wearables, hand-held devices like mobiles and computer games, and web applications. In all these, user and his views are paramount. Failure to meet his requirements and expectations will not only fail the product but also make the company of that product to close down at an unbelievable speed. Keep usability at the core and build your product around it else perish. More > >

Innovative "Integrated Software Test Designing Framework" (ISTDF)
Published on: Feb 08, 2015
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Software testing world is debating on Scripted Testing Vs. Non-scripted Testing and which is superior and good. However what approach to use, when to use, and how much to use is always situation, context, constraints, and condition driven. Moreover as software testing transformed from Quality Control (QC) to Quality Assurance (QA) to Quality Engineering (QE), a lot of things are happening. By keeping all these aspects in mind, proposed Integrated Software Test Designing Framework (ISTDF) would be a better choice since by analyzing prevailing situation and context it provides rationale and flexibility to tailor a product specific software testing approach with appropriate composition of different testing approaches so as to design test cases with clear focus on test effectiveness. More > >

Software Testing Trends in the Year 2015
Published on: Dec 19, 2015
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As we are moving into Year 2015, Software Testing is all set to enter into higher level of maturity and elite league of superior engineering competence. Software Testing will no more be Quality Control or Quality Assurance but move up in the value chain to become Quality Engineering. Following are some of the trends that I predict on Software Testing. More > >

Khannur Annouces "Abundant Testing: Revolutionary New Software Testing Approach"
Published on: Dec 01, 2014
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Almost every product in the world has a software in it and is enabled by it.  Abundant Testing is a revolutionary software testing manifesto which takes existing basic premise of software testing and expands it to architecture and design of the product under test by considering characteristics which include stability, sustainability, safe usage, reusability, and delight.  More > >

Software Testing- Pearls of Wisdom
Published on: Nov 30, 2014
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Almost every product in the world has a software in it and is enabled by it.  Abundant Testing is a revolutionary software testing manifesto which takes existing basic premise of software testing and expands it to architecture and design of the product under test by considering characteristics which include stability, sustainability, safe usage, reusability, and delight.  More > >

Why Do We Fail To Get Best Out Of Agile: Top 6 Reasons that I Experienced
Published on: Sept 05, 2014
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Agile is gaining its ground in small projects but yet to prove its value in bigger projects. When we apply agile in projects quite often we fail to get best out of it. Why? Following are the top 6 reasons as I experienced
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Software Testing: Projects Unfold Over Time in Ways That Are Often Not Predictable - Part 4
Published on: Sept 03, 2014
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Project is dynamic. We cannot manage dynamism in project by keeping our project plan static. Quite often, in organizations and also project managers, prepare a project plan by using requirements just as a ritual at the beginning of the project and keep it as an archived document. They neither update it nor align it as situation and context unfolds in the project. More > >

Software Testing: People, Working Together, Are the Most Important Part of Any Projects's Context - Part 3
Published on: Aug 31, 2014
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Success of software testing depends on 4Ps (Process-Project-Product-People). Out of these, People play very important role and are main reason behind making other 3Ps (Process-Project-Product) effective.More > >

Software Testing: There are Good Practices in Context, But There Are No Best Practices - Part 2
Published on: Aug 31, 2014
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One can standardize processes but not the context. So, there are good practices that add value in testing context, but there are no generic best practices which are situation and context independent.
We must accept the fact that any best practice in one context does not show the same results in another context. Hence we shall not follow blindly any of the so claimed best practice from some other context and apply it in our in-progress software testing as-is. In brief, what works in one context may not work as-is in another context. More > >

Software Testing: Value Situation and Context - Part 1
Published on: Aug 29, 2014
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Software Testing is always situation and context sensitive. If we do not understand situation which gives bigger picture, and if we are not sensitive to context so as to understand project specific priorities and practicalities then we can not fulfill main objectives of software testing. No importance for situation and context would make testing as a tedious process with lesser efficiency,not up-to mark effectiveness, and totally unsatisfactory exercise. In this multi-part series, I will be considering and detailing on following points which play crucial role in good enough software testing More > >

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Arunkumar Khannur, with 28+ years of experience in IT Industry, is an evolved Internationally reputed Software Testing Guru, India’s Noted Software Testing Authority, and Author.
Mr. Arunkumar Khannur, has M. Sc. (Physics) and M. Tech. (Computer Science) to his credit. He held various roles in Wipro, Logica, Planetasia, QAI, and academia.

Mr. Khannur provides advisory, consulting, and training services across the world. At present, he is Chairman and CEO of ISQT Process and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Mr. Khannur so far provided consulting services to more than 50 companies in 11 countries; trained 12000 IT professionals; 6000 students; and 2000 faculty.

Mr. Khannur is an author of the Best Selling Books from Partridge (A Penguin Random House) Publisher – “Structured Software Testing – The Discipline of Discovering Software Errors”  (2014) and Pearson Publisher – “Software Testing Techniques and Applications” (2011)

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