The Sameness Of The Same!

We recently interacted with two customers – one a product company that had a set of legacy products, with not sufficient product knowledge across the teams, but were, however, continuing to deliver product releases. The teams had to deal with regular releases every three months, and the perception was that the lack of adequate testing Read more about The Sameness Of The Same![…]

In The Era Of Digital Transformation, Are We Ready With Secure Solutions

In the third of our test talks, we were happy to host Priya Madhavan. Priya spoke on how we should design and test and keep safe our applications in this age of cybercrime and cybersecurity. Priya is an expert in the area of Integration and in her role as Security Services practice head in her company, Read more about In The Era Of Digital Transformation, Are We Ready With Secure Solutions[…]

CEx – the basis for customer relationship?

– by Anil Balan Why CEx? Customer Experience (CEx) is the  sum of all interactions between a brand and a customer over the duration of their relationship. The need for delivering a great experience in customer servicing is very well understood –  35% of Amazon’s revenue is driven by recommendations; 75% of users select movies based Read more about CEx – the basis for customer relationship?[…]

Some Test Organizational Challenges Faced – It’s Never Too Late To Learn!!

One part of what we do, at Last Mile is to meet with organisations, and spend time with their testing teams (leadership to execution folks) with a view to getting insights into the issues and problems they face. These discussions are usually open discussions, spent understanding their organisation, and sharing our views and observations, having Read more about Some Test Organizational Challenges Faced – It’s Never Too Late To Learn!![…]

Block Chain & QA

So much hype and buzz around bitcoins (the misnomer for blockchain), that one  forgets that blockchain extends to beyond just cryptocurrency, and is poised to be the new way that secure transaction applications can be built. In the first of Last Mile Consultant’s testing talks in the series Tete-A-Test, here is C Rajeshwar Rao or CRR Read more about Block Chain & QA[…]


How does one leverage Artificial Intelligence in Quality Assurance / Testing? How does one test AI applications? If you are a tester, test manager, test enthusiast who is trying to find some answers, here is a short talk (which runs for a little over an hour), that will bring in this perspective. The talk is Read more about AI & QA[…]

Software Testers – Going the way of Dinosaurs?

Are testers a dying breed, destined for extinction?- A perspective by Lakshmy Usha Why testers are not required The industry’s need for software testing professionals is constantly evolving. Time-to-market has become even more critical with applications being delivered in very short time frames of 3-6 weeks in different platforms and operating systems. In such situations, Read more about Software Testers – Going the way of Dinosaurs?[…]

Part-2: Cyber-Defence Modelled on Immune Systems

How an Immune System Works I believe that a cyber-defence system would be more effective if it borrows more heavily from how biology handles the namesake attack.  ( In Part 1, we highlighted the problem with cyber-defence systems based on a military metaphor. You can read  Part 1: here ) In biology, the body’s immune Read more about Part-2: Cyber-Defence Modelled on Immune Systems[…]

Part-1: Why your cyber-defence spend is pretty much useless…

The Background We each individually spend thousands every year on cyber-defence to ensure our cyber security.  Enterprises spend, literally, millions of dollars annually protecting their data and business. So, logically, cyber-attack incidents should come down, right? At least critical incidents should show a significant downward trend, right? Right? I am sorry to say, both have Read more about Part-1: Why your cyber-defence spend is pretty much useless…[…]