Archive for September 2012

Risk management

Risk is the possibility of a negative or undesirable outcome or event to occur. A specific risk is any problem that might occur, that would decrease customer, user, participant, or stakeholder perceptions of product quality or project success.

In testing there are two main types of risks. The first type is product or quality risks. When the primary effect of a potential problem is on the quality of the product itself, the potential problem is called a product risk. An example of a quality risk is: a possible reliability defect that could cause a system to crash during normal operation. The second type of risk is project or planning risks. When the primary effect of a potential problem is on the overall success of a project, those potential problems are called project risks. An example of a project risk is a possible staffing shortage that could delay completion of a project.

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Pizza Day @1&1

Today is Wednesday, so, it’s Pizza Day for all 1&1 employees.

What is Pizza Day? What does it mean to 1&1?
Pizza Day is a tradition that started 5 years ago. It takes place every Wednesday (or Thursday if Wednesday is not possible due to the football tournament matches for example).

Who organizes it?
In the beginning it was Stela and also Vlad who took care of this and during the last 4 years Andrei has managed to organize it successfully.

Why do people order?
There are people who order because of the

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Category: Inside 1&1 | People
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My first job experience

“My first job”. When hearing these words, many students or graduates start asking themselves how their careers would start, or if they would make the right choice regarding their profession. Luckily, I had the opportunity to start my career in a great company, 1&1, within a great team, DIY Content Manager. I became part of the large 1&1 family about 3 months ago, and I was thrilled to get my first job.

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Why do you bike to work?

….“For fun and for workout. “ (said one of our colleagues)

Since there were already colleagues who were coming to work riding their bicycles, the need of arranging a safe place for their means of transportation appeared.

We needed to find a space, near the building, accessible, easily guarded by the people responsible with security, and so, started the searching for the best place and the first discussions with the building administration.

In March this year, the bicycle racks were installed and ready to be used.

What about you? Do you ride your bike to work? Start NOW!

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Requirements gathering, between the formal and informal approach (Part 2)

This is part 2 of an article posted yesterday

The Product.

What?

What are we going to develop? This section usually contains a short description of the future product. Let’s assume that we want to develop an electronic system for bike renting.

Hermes example

What product Hermes company is intending to build?

The Hermes’ Bike is an electronic system that allows any person to rent a bike by the use of a regular mobile phone. There are going to be, as a start, 100 bikes in Bucharest for available for renting.

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Requirements gathering, between the formal and informal approach

When asked, most of the people say that gathering requirements for a new product means knowing what that product is going to do. An average requirements engineer will bring you a decent set of user stories. A good requirements engineer will even tell you a few words about performance and perhaps scalability.

But a real professional will tell you, with a good level of granularity, about many aspects of the desired product. These (many) aspects are called FURPS and represent the following:

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Automation Workshop @ 1&1 Internet

This article was written by Ciprian B, Andreea B and Andrei T.

One of the long term issues identified during our Strong Team workshop was the need of developing the automated testing competency in our team, so that my colleagues can implement their own test automation solutions in their projects. Based on my experience in this area of testing, I asked to be responsible for the topic.

Some of my colleagues had no experience in test automation so far; therefore I started with a few presentations on Selenium IDE and RC in order to show

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Recycling. Does it Still Matter?

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Is Recycling still matter?
With so much focus on other priorities, has this activity lost its value?

“We should recycle!” This is how it started.“Everyday we are able to gather more than one big bag with plastic bottles on every floor, we should do more.”

And questions appeared one after another: “Who recycles in our town?”, “Where can we find them?”, ”Where would we put all these bags until the recycle company comes to take them?”, “We need a special bin for collecting the plastic.”

And questions came and so the answers. Soon the yellow bins were placed into the kitchens, on every floor. The “How to” was designed by a

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