Office survival

Explaining testing

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Explaining testing to them, by James Bach. This is a great article for anyone in a test leadership role. I don’t think I’m quite at the point where I have the experience and patience to talk like this guy, but I’d like to get there someday.

Office survival

What percentage done are you?

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Great post from one of my first-ever bosses, Mr Gary Corby – The three numbers that scare me: 90, 95 and 99. It also reminds me of a team-building exercise I once participated in. In each team, there was basically a manager, a middle manager and three minions. The three minions could only talk to […]

Manual testing

Extreme Testing (XT)

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I find that most test methodologies today don’t fit very well with agile development methodologies. Whenever requirements change, the developers adapt fairly easily but the testers are still gritting their teeth because they have to update a huge backlog of test cases for regression testing. Most test orgs do try to do similar tasks at […]

Automation

One Automation Please

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Automated tests – everybody wants them, right? I’ve seen the hunger in people’s eyes when they hear about a suite of tests that run themselves. It sounds so high-tech and glamorous – machines running all your tests for you so you just have to check the results at the end of the day. But it’s […]