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Aleksandar Ristić

As a Testing Consultant at Comtrade Digital Services, Aleksandar is in charge of leading a testing team of 20+ people in 7 cities across 4 countries and delivering testing and quality assurance services to our clients. Over the last 15 years, he has held a number of positions, including Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Test Manager and has worked with clients from various industries – from storage, telecommunications, gaming, education to public sector. He is very passionate about testing, finding and submitting bugs, as well as analyzing problems and finding new ways to break software under testing. He is constantly working on identifying new tools and technologies that can help him and his team deliver better software to their clients.

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Testing - Expense or Investment

Posted by Aleksandar Ristić on Aug 23, 2018 2:09:50 PM

In today’s world of Agile Transformation everyone is talking about Continuous Integration / Continuous Development, DevOps and Test Automation. Art of finding severe defects is being neglected on account of focusing on building and maintaining complex automation systems. 

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Topics: Software Testing, Testing ROI, ROI Calculation, Bugs

Magnificent Bugs and Where to Find Them

Posted by Aleksandar Ristić on Feb 13, 2018 3:04:41 PM

Have you ever been asked if you can achieve zero bugs in a product? A younger me would have laughed and said it’s not possible, but not all projects are the same. We once worked on a military project where budgeting is on another level and where there was no expense spared starting from documentation and planning (both under heavy testing and monitoring). Or you might be dealing with the medical industry, where a bug doesn’t mean an angry customer but the difference between life and death.

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Topics: Software Testing, Tips and Tricks, Zero Bugs

Build Your QA Guild

Posted by Aleksandar Ristić on Mar 28, 2017 2:36:27 PM

In the agile approach test engineers will be working as a part of their scrum teams and they can easily become isolated from other test community. What to do? Build your QA Guild!

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Topics: Software Testing, Tips and Tricks, Agile

Building Your Test Team in the Agile world

Posted by Aleksandar Ristić on Mar 15, 2017 2:58:45 PM

Everybody is talking about test engineers as part of Scrum teams, but what happened to the test team? Is there a place for a test team in the Agile world? Although there is no discrete test team in the Scrum framework, you still have some options for organizing your test engineers, supporting them and helping them exchange knowledge and best practices.

But let’s go back to the beginning …

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Topics: Software Testing, Tips and Tricks, Agile

Teamwork and Collaboration Skills for Test Engineers

Posted by Aleksandar Ristić on Feb 20, 2017 1:59:59 PM

The test team must be aware that they are a major filter between failure and satisfied customers and as a result they are responsible for the success of the product and company as a whole. Without a test team, all issues would go directly to customers. That’s why it is important to develop friendly relationships with the development team in the first place and to have excellent communication with them. There is no success with a strong development and weak test team or the other way around.

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Topics: Software Testing, Tips and Tricks

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