Many industries and teams have started working remotely due to Coronavirus (Covid-19). In this sudden transition from the office to the home, it may take a certain time for all teams to get used to the new working system. In addition to on-site projects, we have collected the tips that will provide the efficiency increase recommended by our teams that have been managing remote test projects for a long time.
1. Design a Bullet-Proof Test Strategy
Teams working remotely should not spend extra time understanding the project requirements and needs. A tester who does not get enough information about test strategies or test design at the start of the project may start losing time before starting the test yet. You can save time and make your teams work more fully by evaluating your teams well about the strategy, tools and methodologies of the whole project.
2. Recalculate Efforts for Remote Test Projects
It is inevitable that teams that will meet with remote video calls will have more difficulty in communicating and planning compared to the teams sitting at opposite tables in the office. Considering the transition process of the teams that have not previously worked remotely, you can revise your effort estimates accordingly, considering that the first days you start the project will pass through the planning process.
3. Increase Team Communication
You can organize daily meetings to make sure that the requirements are better understood and to see the problems faced by team members. By adopting the Scrum method proposed by the Agile methodology, you can increase the communication within the team and increase the motivation of all team members during these days when they work from home and also share the company news.
4. Use Job Tracking Tools
We can say that too many meetings are held for job monitoring in remote projects and these can lead to extra time loss. As a solution, search for job tracking tools with many free options and choose the most suitable for your team and encourage its active use within the team. In this way, you can reduce the frequency of your meetings and prevent the confusion of oral job follow-up.
5. Write Your Test Reports Clearly and in Detail
When the remote test projects are completed, we recommend you to write the error reports you will write more clearly and detailed than ever. In this way, you can prevent extra meetings and workload caused by an open-ended report.