Author Profile Information - Kirill Chabanov

Chief Operating Officer at aqua, ex-tester
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As a former QA Automation Engineer, Kirill has a deep curiosity about how systems work and how they can be crushed. He kept this approach when switching to product management and later, top management at aqua. Automation and everything related to it is his biggest area of interest

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The 9 benefits of enriching Jira with aqua TMS
Jira сan do many things for you, but it certainly can’t act as your test management tool. . Now, there are two solutions around it: you use an underpowered QA plugin for Jira or perform testing in a dedicated tool and move some processes there. But here’s a third way: you enhance your Jira workflow with a specialised Jira-friendly test management solution like aqua. Read on to learn how everyone can work in the tool that suits them best while keeping data synced.
11 October 2023
Die 9 Vorteile der Anreicherung von Jira mit aqua TMS
Jira kann viele Dinge für Sie tun, aber es kann sicherlich nicht als Ihr Testmanagement-Tool fungieren. Nun gibt es zwei Lösungen: Sie verwenden ein leistungsschwaches QS-Plugin für Jira oder Sie führen das Testen in einem speziellen Tool durch und verschieben einige Prozesse dorthin. Aber es gibt noch eine dritte Möglichkeit: Sie erweitern Ihren Jira Arbeitsablauf mit einer speziellen, Jira-freundlichen Lösung für das Testmanagement wie aqua. Lesen Sie weiter, um zu erfahren, wie jeder in dem Tool arbeiten kann, das am besten zu ihm passt, während die Daten synchronisiert bleiben.
11 October 2023
Elevate your career: 8 essential steps to transition from tester to QA leader
Are you stressed because you have just been promoted to a QA manager position? On the one hand, you are excited to progress in your career; on the other hand, it brings a lot of responsibilities. No need to panic. This article will give you all the necessary tips to handle this overwhelming situation.
26 May 2023
Warum ist Open-Source für Entwickler wichtig?
Die meisten Menschen sind sich kaum bewusst, wie sehr die Open-Source-Entwicklung die Tech-Welt - und damit die Welt - trägt. Es gibt jedoch auch potenziell milliardenschwere Nachteile, wenn man sich auf solche öffentlichen Lösungen verlässt. Lesen Sie weiter, um herauszufinden, ob Ihr Unternehmen die Vorteile von Open-Source nutzen und gleichzeitig die Fallstricke vermeiden kann.
09 February 2023
Why does open-source matter for developers?
Most people are largely oblivious to how hard open-source development carries the tech world — and thus the world. There are, however, potential billion-wiping drawbacks to relying on such public solutions. Read on to see if your company can accommodate open-source benefits while avoiding pitfalls.
09 February 2023
10 tips to becoming a better QA Manager
The quality assurance manager is the unsung hero of the software development process. The QA manager is tasked with making sure that the software being developed works correctly, from start to finish.
24 January 2023
Wie man die Motivation des QS-Teams steigert und aufrechterhält
Die Motivation eines QS-Teams kann sehr mühsam sein. Das ist umso schwieriger, je mehr Ihr Unternehmen wächst und je mehr Tester Sie beschäftigen.
23 November 2022
How to increase and maintain QA team motivation
Motivating a QA team can be a pain in the neck. It's even more challenging as your company grows and you have more testers on your hands.
23 November 2022
10 tips to improve communication between developers and testers in your team
In the world of software development, developers and testers are often at odds with each other. This is usually because developers want to do their work as quickly as possible and testers want to ensure that the software works as intended. Here is some advice for improving communication between developers and testers in your team.
21 November 2022
Implementing mentorship in a QA team: best practices and common mistakes
Mentorship in testing is a tricky subject. Much like in software development, the most valuable experience comes from doing things and making mistakes, not reading about them. What you shouldn’t do is make mistakes when setting up a mentorship programme. Read the article to learn and avoid some common pitfalls.
09 November 2022
Mentoring im QS-Team: Bewährte Praktiken und häufige Fehler
Mentorenschaft im Prüfwesen ist ein heikles Thema. Ähnlich wie bei der Softwareentwicklung gewinnt man die wertvollsten Erfahrungen, wenn man Dinge tut und Fehler macht, nicht wenn man darüber liest. Was Sie nicht machen sollten, ist, bei der Einrichtung eines Mentorenprogramms Fehler machen. Lesen Sie den Artikel, um einige häufige Fallen zu vermeiden.
09 November 2022
Die 5 häufigsten Fehler, die jeder QS-Manager vermeiden sollte
Wenn Sie Ihre Junior-„Prüfung“ bestanden haben, sollten Sie eigentlich alles über Qualitätssicherung wissen… Doch je mehr Sie arbeiten, auf desto mehr Hindernisse stoßen Sie.
31 October 2022
5 most common pitfalls every QA manager should avoid
Once you pass your junior "bar test", you should know all about quality assurance… supposedly. However, the more you work, the more obstacles you meet.
28 October 2022
Wie baut man ein erfolgreiches QS-Team von Grund auf neu auf?
Eine gute Qualitätssicherung beginnt mit einem Fundament, und in der Regel beginnt man mit dem Aufbau eines QS-Teams. Es mag trivial sein, wenn Sie einfach Mitarbeiter aus einem anderen Projekt übernehmen, aber was ist, wenn es sich um ein völlig neues Projekt handelt? Lesen Sie weiter, um zu erfahren, wie Sie ein erfolgreiches QS-Team aufbauen können.
24 October 2022
How to build a successful QA team from scratch?
Good quality assurance starts with foundation, and you usually start with building a QA team. It may be trivial if you simply move people from another project, but what if it is a completely new effort? Read on to learn how to build a successful QA team.
24 October 2022
Teststrategie: Was ist das und wie kann man sie entwickeln?
Es gibt kein Ende der Tests, aber irgendwo muss man eine Grenze ziehen. Sie tun dies mit einer Softwareteststrategie, die den Ansatz Ihres Teams zur Qualitätssicherung beschreibt. Lesen Sie weiter, um mehr über die Arten von Teststrategien zu erfahren und zu lernen, was eine gute Strategie ausmacht.
11 October 2022
Testing Strategy: what is it & how to build one?
There’s no end to testing, but you have to draw the line somewhere. You do that with a software testing strategy outlining your team’s approach to quality assurance. Read on to find out about types of testing strategies and learn what makes a good one.
11 October 2022
What Is CRM Testing?
In modern business, 91% of companies with 10 or more employees use Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software — a tool that efficiently manages customer data and customer relationships. However, the efficiency of this tool needs to be tested. What are the techniques used in CRM performance testing? And why is CRM testing essential for your business?
19 August 2022
What is User Acceptance Testing (UAT): A complete guide
The software testing industry continues to thrive, thanks to increased technology consumption across the globe. Among the most sought-after types of testing in the $40 billion industry is user acceptance testing
21 July 2022
Why companies switch from Excel to aqua test management
Excel used to be the tool for test management. The sheer number of ways for cross-referencing values as well as macros helped formalize the QA workload. Testing with Excel, however, has a lot of drawbacks that modern test management solutions solve. Let’s compare Excel to one such tool — aqua.
26 May 2022
aqua vs Micro Focus Quality Center: how companies stop paying 50 times the price
Test management solutions are a great asset for better QA, but you get even more value out of application lifecycle management solutions. Here is a comparison of aqua and Micro Focus Quality Center, two tools at very different prices.
20 May 2022
What makes companies switch from PractiTest for QA to aqua ALM
In this article, we are intending to review the difference between AI-powered aqua TMS and PractiTest, two similar and very productive test management tools currently popular in the market.
20 May 2022
Why Enterprise companies pick aqua over Qase
There are certainly more test management tools than hours in the day to go through all of them. We’re here to help: this article compares AI-powered aqua TMS and one of the newest test management tools — Qase.
28 April 2022
Replacing Jira on-premises for QA testing purposes
Jira is probably one of the most popular proprietary issue tracking systems. However, the news that Jira decided to withdraw their on-premise product from the market, and discontinue product maintenance by 2024, has caused many businesses to look for different options with the same range of QA testing services on-premise functionality. 
23 November 2021
Checkliste für QS-Teams, um die 9 größten Risiken für Datenschutz und Vertraulichkeit in Webanwendungen zu vermeiden
Die Gewährleistung von Datenschutz und Vertraulichkeit bei Webanwendungen ist auch eine Aufgabe für Qualitätssicherungsspezialisten. Die Identifizierung der realen Risiken und das Erkennen von Problemen mit der Gesetzgebung ist der erste Schritt zur Lösung solcher Probleme. Wir gehen die akuten Risiken für die Vertraulichkeit von Webanwendungen durch und zeigen die möglichen Lösungen für jedes dieser Risiken vonseiten der QS-Teams und der Entwickler auf.
29 October 2021
Checklist for QA teams to prevent top 9 privacy vs confidentiality risks in web applications
Providing privacy and confidentiality for web applications is a task of quality assurance specialists too. Identifying the real-life risks and acknowledging legislation problems is the first step in solving such issues. We will go through the acute risks of web applications confidentiality, highlighting the possible solutions for each of them from the QA teams and developers’ side. 
29 October 2021
Arten von Testfällen, die beim Testen von Finanzanwendungen anzuwenden sind
Die Testfälle, mit denen Sie effektiv arbeiten können, sind die Testfälle, die Sie schnell schreiben und problemlos managen können, ohne alle Abhängigkeiten zu korrigieren.
14 October 2021
Types of test cases to apply when testing financial applications
The test cases that you can work with effectively are the test cases you can quickly write and manage without correcting all the dependencies.
14 October 2021
ISO compliance rules for quality assurance: a short guide
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes worldwide technical, industrial, and commercial standards. Some are applicable for QA professionals as well. We'll take a look at the ones you need to get through the audit.
08 October 2021
Software testing reports in test management and which to choose for your niche
Software testing takes a lot of time and effort, but it's all for nothing without effective communication between team members. That's where software testing reports come in – they ease the interaction between teams so that everyone is on the same page.
17 September 2021