Thomas Murphy

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Some Initial Test Organization Data

by Thomas Murphy  |  September 21, 2012  |  2 Comments

I started a small survey a few weeks back to look at gaining a bit more quantitative information about testing organizations.  I have suspended the survey for now (and folded it into the survey we are running with the Integrated Quality Suites MQ reference customers).  While we need to do more digging here and strengthen […]


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Agile Program Management

by Thomas Murphy  |  March 19, 2012  |  2 Comments

Saw a great presentation on Agile PM which is applicable to any organization trying to understand how to get to Enterprise Agile or to move beyond the baseline of Agile development teams.  This presentation by Nina Schoen from Getty Images discusses how they made a migration and the use of Agile/Lean principles to guide decisions.  […]


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Metrics, The Trap We All Fall Into

by Thomas Murphy  |  June 8, 2010  |  Submit a Comment

A lot of the calls I take focus on metrics for the QA team.  How many testers per developer, how many hours of testing, how many defects, etc.  Unfortunately many of these metrics don’t end up yielding useful information often because they are too simple and they leave to many variables open.  We like metrics […]

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Test COE == ROI?

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 4, 2010  |  7 Comments

A common question currently is something along these lines: “If we shift to a Testing COE, what will be the ROI?”  This is understandable given two primary related drivers: Testing is often seen as a bottleneck and a desire to drive overall AD efficiency.  The challenge is that any ROI will be dependent on the […]


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by Thomas Murphy  |  September 16, 2008  |  3 Comments

I will use this space to point to interesting new developments and research in the software quality assurance and testing area as well as covering general AD and Agile topics.  We have a lot of great new research underway including a MarketScope for ALM.  ALM has been a hot topic for several years now and […]


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