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    challenging situation during testing?

    What is the most challenging situation you had during testing?

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    I had a real chalenging situation when the application functionality was changing and the scripts had to me modified 2-3 times a day.
    Another instance was that ..... we were given the cloned instance to prepare the scripts.... But when we were about to go to Demo taht to the client they gave us the actually production instance when was much different from what we were given. And we just had 1 hour to change our scripts, mapping and everything.


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Requirements changes is general challenge for all professionals.What different you phased?

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    understanding the complexity of the application and with that understanding writing good test cases to find maximum bugs was the most challnging part duirng testing.


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbybindaas View Post
    understanding the complexity of the application and with that understanding writing good test cases to find maximum bugs was the most challnging part duirng testing.
    It means you are not a good puzzle solver if you feel problem in understanding requirements, for a tester it should be quick and easy to grab.

    Please don't take it personally, the answer I am posting here , may be the answer of interviewer also.

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    okie no i wont take personally, could u let me know how to ans in your perspective.It will be useful for me in future interviews.


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbybindaas View Post
    okie no i wont take personally, could u let me know how to ans in your perspective.It will be useful for me in future interviews.
    Just wait and see dear ; I will definitely post my answer but before that I want to know what different answers other can think, because here it's discussion not the interview.

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jainbrijesh View Post
    What is the most challenging situation you had during testing?
    Its tricky question .. :-)

    In interview you may face questions like "The most significant bug which u have found… etc "

    It may relevant to person Tech skills, domain Knowledge and lastly how U convince the interviewer by your comments.

    Eg: You may say that I have faced the biggest challenge like " A or B ". The thing is you have to justify and convince the interviewer " A or B " are the challenges which you crossways.


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by varmakub View Post
    Its tricky question .. :-)

    In interview you may face questions like "The most significant bug which u have found… etc "

    It may relevant to person Tech skills, domain Knowledge and lastly how U convince the interviewer by your comments.

    Eg: You may say that I have faced the biggest challenge like " A or B ". The thing is you have to justify and convince the interviewer " A or B " are the challenges which you crossways.
    Ok varmakub,

    Then think I am the interviewer asking you this question.Now tell me, what is your answer?

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    the most challenging situation for me was to understand the system through BRD in one of my projects and we had to develop business scenarios...where the domain was also very new for us....
    it really becomes tough to understand the system only through BRD and do UAT over the system about which you know very less
    but thank God with our persevance we learnt a LOT


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by aardvax View Post
    the most challenging situation for me was to understand the system through BRD in one of my projects and we had to develop business scenarios...where the domain was also very new for us....
    it really becomes tough to understand the system only through BRD and do UAT over the system about which you know very less
    but thank God with our persevance we learnt a LOT
    Nice try and even the answer is looking real experience.This type of answers are accepted by interviewer.

    Some more real experience....?

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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    I had worked for a retail domain project which was one the most fast growing company which had their new stores opening every day world wide rapidly .we had difficulties in getting the test data with this kind of situation some times we used to used our own test data which used to fail the result .when it was tested by customer so having a strong application knowledge would be more challenging to predict the behavior of the application, what customer is expecting would be on of the biggest challenges testers would come across. again it depends on the client environment you are working


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    Re: challenging situation during testing?

    The most challenging situation in my experience is not actually technology related but people related. So, as testers when we leak a bug to production, it's always the QA people who look bad regardless their fault or not. So, to put things in perspective sharing a personal experience.
    I'm a QA in a MNC and we are responsible for testing the Portal used by customer service agents. I work in US healthcare domain, and there was a project in which we tested the enrollment process where users enroll in various insurance plans (keeping things simple). Now there are various sources through which enrollment can be done and one is through UI or if we want to do in bulk (say 1000 members) we use an Excel tool. There are various fields which need to be entered and one field takes input as 1 to 20 in UI but only 1-9 in the Excel. So while testing I go to the developer and ask how do we test 11-20 inputs for the field through the excel and he says you can't. you need to test only UI. I go and create test cases based on this and everything looks good. Month later defect comes in UAT that the field is not working correctly. So, we go and verify how did it pass in my testing and I explain i picked the numbers from database but UAT people used some other numbers based on a sheet they had. I reply explaining how can the database values be wrong, so they reply that i'm looking at the wrong field. Turns out there were two rows in the table one with the values for UI and one with the values for Excel and I go like it was my bad and thanks for the explanation.

    Not that i'm complaining or angry, just that even though the developer who is in the firm from more than 5 year, even didn't know about the 2nd field still it was the 8 month old QA who looked bad in the scenario since it was my responsibility to stop the bug from leaking.


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