178 In-Depth Test Manager Questions for Professionals

What is involved in Test Manager

Find out what the related areas are that Test Manager connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Test Manager thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Test Manager journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Test Manager leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Test Manager related domains to cover and 178 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Test Manager, Test execution engine, Application software, Calibration, Computer hardware, Computer software, Database, Device driver, File system, Firmware, Flash memory, Integrated development environment, Modular programming, Nonvolatile memory, Operation system, Personalization, Profiling, Serial number, Server, Software, Source code, Specification, Statistics, Test bench, Test data generator, Test repository, Test sequence, Test step, Verification and Validation:

Test Manager Critical Criteria:

Define Test Manager quality and summarize a clear Test Manager focus.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Test Manager services/products?

– What are the long-term Test Manager goals?

– Are we Assessing Test Manager and Risk?

Test execution engine Critical Criteria:

Depict Test execution engine visions and describe the risks of Test execution engine sustainability.

– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Test Manager project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?

– Does Test Manager analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

Application software Critical Criteria:

Canvass Application software leadership and handle a jump-start course to Application software.

– How do you manage the new access devices using their own new application software?

– Is the process effectively supported by the legacy application software?

– Does Test Manager appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– How can you measure Test Manager in a systematic way?

– What are current Test Manager Paradigms?

Calibration Critical Criteria:

Think about Calibration governance and give examples utilizing a core of simple Calibration skills.

– Does the Calibration Lab monitor and control environmental factors in order to mitigate their effects on the calibration process or provide appropriate adjustments when necessary?

– Are applicable tools, gauges and test equipment used in the calibration of M&TE traceable to a National Institute of Standards Technology Standard or Intrinsic Standard?

– Does each piece of measuring and test equipment used to determine compliance with customer technical specifications have a calibration/inspection record?

– When M&TE is found to be out of calibration does the supplier have a method for notifying customers who may have received affected product?

– For your Test Manager project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– Written notification by calibration activity to the user or a designated organization of significant out-of-tolerance conditions?

– Is all equipment that can affect the results of calibrations calibrated and/or verified before being used to calibrate M&TE?

– Are adequate facilities used for transportation, storage and calibration of all tools, gauges and test equipment?

– How was it created; what algorithms, algorithm versions, ancillary and calibration data sets were used?

– Does the Calibration Lab maintain cleanliness and provide for protection of test equipment?

– Are tools, gauges and test equipment identified in a manner to indicate calibration status?

– Are calibration/recall procedures readily available to the calibrating personnel?

– Actual measurements/values documented before and after calibration actions?

– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Test Manager leaders?

– Are inactive standards identified as inactive or calibration not required?

– Date calibrated/inspected and due date for next calibration/inspection?

– Date calibrated/inspected and/or date due for calibration/inspection?

– Personnel performing calibration/inspection?

– Procedure used for calibration/inspection?

– Frequency of calibration?

Computer hardware Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Computer hardware management and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Computer hardware services.

– Is Test Manager Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

– Think of your Test Manager project. what are the main functions?

– Is a Test Manager Team Work effort in place?

Computer software Critical Criteria:

Contribute to Computer software decisions and arbitrate Computer software techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity.

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Test Manager. How do we gain traction?

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Test Manager with what users do day-to-day?

– What business benefits will Test Manager goals deliver if achieved?

Database Critical Criteria:

Survey Database quality and correct better engagement with Database results.

– Can your software connect to all forms of data, from text and Excel files to cloud and enterprise-grade databases, with a few clicks?

– Will the change significantly degrade safety or negatively impact adequate protection of workers, the environment, or the public?

– Which of the itil processes is responsible for ensuring the organization is aware of new and changing technology?

– In which two Service Management processes would you be most likely to use a risk analysis and management method?

– What would you like the cmdb to do for you -how would they like it to change your life?

– In the event the database is corrupted, to what level of currency must it be restored?

– Should you use a hierarchy or would a more structured database-model work best?

– How can I optimize my application and database to run in more elastic fashion?

– What software, databases, servers, hardware, etc., are used by this service?

– Are work control packages complete, ready for implementation, and attached?

– When can the building, testing and implementation of a change begin?

– A network segment is a superset of a larger network. true or false?

– Understand the pinch point of the application, is it the database?

– Is the target platform database compatible with source database?

– If the change does involve a usq, has it been approved by doe?

– Are the relationships between configuration items established?

– What types of status accounting reports are to be generated?

– What are valid performance indicators for the service desk?

– How frequently should cab/ec meetings be held?

Device driver Critical Criteria:

Accumulate Device driver management and modify and define the unique characteristics of interactive Device driver projects.

– How do we know that any Test Manager analysis is complete and comprehensive?

– How will you measure your Test Manager effectiveness?

– Why are Test Manager skills important?

File system Critical Criteria:

Judge File system decisions and ask questions.

– What are the key elements of your Test Manager performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Test Manager delivery for example is new software needed?

– Is Test Manager dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

– What is a feature of virtual machine file system (vmfs)?

Firmware Critical Criteria:

Coach on Firmware risks and integrate design thinking in Firmware innovation.

– IoT-based offerings are no longer one-off product hardware sales. Instead, manufacturers will embark on new relationships with customers that last for the entire lifecycle of the hardware product. Through over-the-air (OTA) communications, firmware updates and feature enhancements can be delivered to IoT products for as long as they are installed. Given this shift, how should we price our IoT offerings?

– Think about the people you identified for your Test Manager project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them. what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively?

– Has anyone made unauthorized changes or additions to your systems hardware, firmware, or software characteristics without your IT departments knowledge, instruction, or consent?

– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding Test Manager?

– Does the company have equipment dependent on remote upgrades to firmware or software, or have plans to implement such systems?

– Does the Test Manager task fit the clients priorities?

Flash memory Critical Criteria:

Deliberate over Flash memory decisions and probe the present value of growth of Flash memory.

– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Test Manager in a volatile global economy?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Test Manager been identified and analyzed?

– How can the value of Test Manager be defined?

Integrated development environment Critical Criteria:

Start Integrated development environment projects and adjust implementation of Integrated development environment.

– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Test Manager project manager?

Modular programming Critical Criteria:

Add value to Modular programming risks and revise understanding of Modular programming architectures.

– How can we improve Test Manager?

– Are there Test Manager Models?

Nonvolatile memory Critical Criteria:

Own Nonvolatile memory adoptions and look in other fields.

– What are our needs in relation to Test Manager skills, labor, equipment, and markets?

– How important is Test Manager to the user organizations mission?

– How do we go about Comparing Test Manager approaches/solutions?

Operation system Critical Criteria:

Match Operation system outcomes and correct better engagement with Operation system results.

– What are the disruptive Test Manager technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– What are all of our Test Manager domains and what do they do?

Personalization Critical Criteria:

Frame Personalization visions and track iterative Personalization results.

– To what extent does management recognize Test Manager as a tool to increase the results?

– Is Test Manager Required?

Profiling Critical Criteria:

Adapt Profiling visions and diversify by understanding risks and leveraging Profiling.

– Do you know how you will comply with the new rights: the right to be rorgotten, the right to data portability and the right to object to profiling?

– What is the source of the strategies for Test Manager strengthening and reform?

– What are the short and long-term Test Manager goals?


– Do we do data profiling?

Serial number Critical Criteria:

Chat re Serial number goals and change contexts.

– Item identity or serial number that is traceable to a detailed calibration record?

– Is maximizing Test Manager protection the same as minimizing Test Manager loss?

Server Critical Criteria:

Reconstruct Server planning and pioneer acquisition of Server systems.

– How to ensure high data availability in mobile computing environment where frequent disconnections may occur because the clients and server may be weakly connected?

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Test Manager is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– Are web servers located on a publicly reachable network segment separated from the internal network by a firewall (dmz)?

– Does remote server administration require multi-factor authentication of administrative users for systems and databases?

– Are controls implemented on the server side to prevent sql injection and other bypassing of client side-input controls?

– Which of my servers are capable of migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2, or can be virtualized using Hyper-V?

– Do you see regulatory restrictions on data/servers localisation requirements as obstacles for data-driven innovation?

– Is your organizations business affected by regulatory restrictions on data/servers localisation requirements?

– Does our tool have the ability to integrate with Digital Rights Management Client & Server?

– What is your approach to server analytics and community analytics for program measurement?

– How does a domain name server balance client traffic across a cluster of servers?

– Disaster Recovery Site–what happens if Contractors server is destroyed?

– What authentication servers and mechanisms are supported?

– Which Test Manager goals are the most important?

– Windows server security standards?

Software Critical Criteria:

Experiment with Software tasks and define what our big hairy audacious Software goal is.

– Does the software let users work with the existing data infrastructure already in place, freeing your IT team from creating more cubes, universes, and standalone marts?

– What implementation technologies/resources (e.g., programming languages, development platforms, software licenses) does the provider support?

– Is there any open source personal cloud software which provides privacy and ease of use 1 click app installs cross platform html5?

– Are Hardware and softwarea legacy components sufficient to support the task of integrating large and complex sets of information?

– How do you take an approach like CMM that is heavily about management control and measurement and make it light on its feet?

– Is your company licensed to move your third-party software used in the candidate application into the cloud?

– Is open source software development faster, better, and cheaper than software engineering?

– The need for high-quality software is glaring. But what constitutes software quality?

– What should be easier after implementing a good IT Service Management software tool?

– Was your software written by your organization or acquired from a third party?

– What if we substitute prototyping for user interface screens on paper?

– What are the a best practices for Agile SCRUM Product Management?

– How could principles be more precisely measured or valued?

– So what do your developers do differently in agile?

– Are we prepared to respond to a software audit?

– Better, and cheaper than software engineering?

– Is your bi software easy to understand?

– What makes agile better?

– How much modeling to do?

– What about large teams?

Source code Critical Criteria:

Differentiate Source code decisions and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Source code results.

– Have the cis and the exact version or revision that constitutes a particular baseline (documents, source code, problem reports and change documents) been identified?

– How are unauthorized changes to source code prevented, detected, and corrected?

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Test Manager ?

– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Test Manager project?

– Access Control To Program Source Code: Is access to program source code restricted?

Specification Critical Criteria:

Reconstruct Specification outcomes and define what do we need to start doing with Specification.

– Can visitors/customers easily find all relevant information about your products (e.g., prices, options, technical specifications, quantities, shipping information, order status) on your website?

– With the traditional approach to data migration, delays due to specification changes are an expected (and accepted) part of most projects. does this sound familiar?

– Have product specifications been reviewed with respect to existing and planned organizational programs, policies, procedures, and standards?

– How do you identify the information basis for later specification of performance or acceptance criteria?

– Is it important to have a very detailed specification and design before moving to implementation?

– What technical specifications should we build into our infrastructure to produce quality data?

– Do we collect and manipulate source data into a mutually agreed upon flat-file specification?

– Have security requirements been identified and compared against product specifications?

– Match data specifications against data are all the attributes present?

– Is the project on schedule, on budget, and meeting specifications?

– What are the job descriptions and specifications for the staff?

– Is a formal specification complete?

Statistics Critical Criteria:

Administer Statistics leadership and handle a jump-start course to Statistics.

– What statistics should one be familiar with for business intelligence and web analytics?

– Are historical statistics available on the number of attacks detected and blocked?

– Is there any existing Test Manager governance structure?

– What is geostatistics ?

– What is Effective Test Manager?

Test bench Critical Criteria:

Canvass Test bench leadership and suggest using storytelling to create more compelling Test bench projects.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Test Manager information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Test Manager processes?

– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of Test Manager?

Test data generator Critical Criteria:

Boost Test data generator adoptions and look at the big picture.

– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Test Manager product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Test Manager strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Do Test Manager rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

Test repository Critical Criteria:

Exchange ideas about Test repository visions and research ways can we become the Test repository company that would put us out of business.

– Meeting the challenge: are missed Test Manager opportunities costing us money?

Test sequence Critical Criteria:

Demonstrate Test sequence results and innovate what needs to be done with Test sequence.

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Test Manager? There might be some that are less obvious?

– Will Test Manager deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?

– Why should we adopt a Test Manager framework?

Test step Critical Criteria:

Consult on Test step engagements and point out Test step tensions in leadership.

– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Test Manager? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

– When a Test Manager manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– How do we maintain Test Managers Integrity?

Verification and Validation Critical Criteria:

Powwow over Verification and Validation decisions and reduce Verification and Validation costs.

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Test Manager requirements in detail?

– What are our Test Manager Processes?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Test Manager Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Test Manager External links:

Testing your application using Microsoft Test Manager

Run manual tests with Microsoft Test Manager

Application software External links:

wiTECH Diagnostic Application Software Download – …

Application Software for Secondary Mortgage Management

Title application software Free Download for Windows

Calibration External links:

Quality Calibration – Official Site

Tool Testing Lab – Home of Precision Tool Calibration

Calibration Services | Walcott | J&J Calibration Service Inc

Computer hardware External links:

computer hardware A+ Flashcards | Quizlet

CompSource.com: Computer Hardware, Software, …

What Is Computer Hardware – Study.com

Computer software External links:

Computer Software | HSN

See shopping results for computer software

Computer software – ScienceDaily

Database External links:

DWC Qualified Medical Evaluator database – dir.ca.gov

Device driver External links:

Lenovo ACPI device driver for Windows 7, XP – …

File system External links:

System becomes unresponsive when file system …

B-File System – Official Site

Formatting a USB Flash Drive to NTFS file system

Firmware External links:

Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support

Audi Updates sat nav maps dvd sd card 2017 firmware activation

Download Foscam Firmware

Flash memory External links:

Flash Memory Cards & SD Cards – AT&T

Flash Memory Cards & Sticks | Staples®

Integrated development environment External links:

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) – Progress …

Modular programming External links:

What is Modular Programming? – Definition from Techopedia

What is modular programming? Where is it used? – Quora

The Benefits of Modular Programming | WebReference

Nonvolatile memory External links:

NVMe (Nonvolatile Memory Express): Future of Flash | NetApp

Operation system External links:

RAZOOM | Project management operation system RAZOOM

Business Operation System Flashcards | Quizlet

Personalization External links:

Personalization Mall – Official Site

Card Personalization: Choose Card

Toss Designs | Accessories, Gifts, & Personalization

Profiling External links:

Profiling | Definition of Profiling by Merriam-Webster

[PDF]Profiling – HRC – Army.mil

Serial number External links:

Serial Number Data – ProofHouse.com

Find the serial number of your Apple product – Apple Support

Find Your Serial Number Quickly – Adobe Support

Server External links:

OhioMeansJobs – IBM HTTP Server

Server Login

TDI Server

Software External links:

Insite Software | Built for B2B™

Insite Software – Concur

Computer Hardware, Software, Technology Solutions | Insight

Source code External links:

Source Code (2011) – IMDb

Buy Apps & Games Source Code iOS / Android – Sell My App

Specification External links:

Specification Grade Lighting Manufacturer | Bartco Lighting

Statistics External links:

Texas A&M | Texas A&M Statistics Online

Steam: Game and Player Statistics

Onondaga County Health Department of Vital Statistics

Test bench External links:

Amazon.com : 20 Shooting Targets Benchrest Test Bench Rest 50 yards 14″x16″ Paper USBR – includes RFID protective card sleeve : Sports & Outdoors

Hydraulic Proportional Valve Test Bench – YouTube

Test data generator External links:

Test data generator | FileMaker Community

data-generator.com : Test Data Generator

Test repository External links:

SAT Test Repository – reddit

Test Repository? • r/APStudents – reddit.com

EMC Community Network – DECN: Test Repository

Test sequence External links:

GrandMa2 Test sequence Light Francais! – YouTube

Test step External links:

[PDF]Testing Test Step UniqueTest Test Metric GL …
http://www.acq.osd.mil/evm/docs/EVMSIG DCMA Test Steps.pdf

Verification and Validation External links:

International Address Verification and Validation | …