Keynote and Mobile Testing

Three Ways Keynote Improves Mobile Testing and Monitoring
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Keynote demonstration of their testing tools for mobile apps and websites on real devices across cellular networks. Here are three takeaways from the presentation that I, as an automation test specialist, was thoroughly impressed by.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Winter Talent Academy

Olenick and Associates’ Talent Academy is an in-depth training program that assures, upon completion, participants have the knowledge and skills of highly productive IT consultants. The eight-week, team-oriented curriculum covers the role-specific technical skills and invaluable soft skills that enable our consultants to develop and grow in their careers.

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Olenick Supports Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal – Belfast

We are more than IT! It is very important to us at Olenick to give back to our communities. In addition to supporting a great cause our team grows stronger with every event we partake in. This March our Belfast office was part of the The Great Daffodil Appeal. The Olenick Belfast team sported yellow daffodil pins and collected £800.00 with their efforts. Funds collected go towards supporting and raising awareness for Marie Curie’s cause.

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Lessons Learned: Testing Keys from James

The world of testing can be a minefield in regards to how difficult, stressful, and frustrating a project can be. This is due to certain projects having more documentation, organization, and planning than others. With support not only from your colleagues, but from your client, team members, and management, a challenging project can run much smoother. With that in mind, I have put together some lessons learned that I have gained throughout my experience as a tester.

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Up and Running With the Problems Step Recorder Tool

Hidden within Windows you will find an application called Problems Steps Recorder (PSR). PSR automatically captures the steps you have taken on your computer. After the steps are recorded, a file will be created that includes a text description of where you clicked along with a screen shot of the window during each click.

This tool is useful in the defect creation process because it can inform interested parties exactly what steps are taken to produce a defect.

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Quality Assurance Considerations

My experience as a Quality Assurance professional with many different projects in various business domains has helped me to develop several points for establishing a Quality Assurance process within an organization:

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Olenick at Big Data Week Belfast

Olenick is proud and happy to announce that they are a sponsor of The 2015 Belfast Big Data Conference being held in the Titanic Building on April 23, 2015.

This year, Big Data Week is aiming to bring together 40,000 participants from four continents with the purpose of inspiring more individuals and SMEs to start data projects and tap into the immense potential that is big data.

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LoadRunner 12.02: Under The Hood

At the tail end of last year, HP made the announcement that the latest and greatest version of LoadRunner was now available as a general release, 12.02.  So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to show some of the highlights from this release as they have included some pretty cool stuff that is sure to improve even more with later releases.

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Your Agile Team Explored

Teams Have Always Been, and Will Always Be, the Reason for Success
It’s all about the TEAM!

There are four stages of a team which require four different skills of a Scrum Master: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Below you will find a table of skills required for each stage of the team based on my experience. Please download as a complement to this post.

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