Our thinking can become muddled if we are under pressure. It might be difficult to see more than one way to solve a problem; our thoughts become focused on a single path, even if that path doesn’t get us to where we need to be. … More One Track Mind (or how to get from here to there)
We have become familiar with the terms functional and non-functional in relation to testing. I suggest that they are terms which we might be better off without. … More Functional or non-functional: does it really work?
Whenever we work on something which is intended to meet the needs of someone else, we can ask questions afterwards to determine how successful we have been in meeting those needs. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part four – how was it for you?
If our job is to communicate information through our reports then we need to be selective about what information we present. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part three – filtering information
Looking at the mechanics of reporting and the broad question of HOW you communicate information effectively. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part two – the mechanics of reporting
When we work on designing, building and testing technology we should consider the customer in everything that we do. The information we provide is no different. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part one – your audience
I recently took some time out to complete the ‘State of Testing Survey 2016’. You can find the survey here: State of Testing Survey 2016 link I had some experience of another testing survey recently run by a well known organisation who claim to promote the value of testing. Sadly their survey results were … More The State of Testing 2016: have you completed the survey yet?
In a darkened room, somewhere aboard the Death Star, a group of workers are gathered. They are the Death Star’s testers – the Imperial Test Technicians. … More Star Flaws: The Empire Strikes Out
There is sometimes a belief that through testing we are guaranteeing a level of quality in a product. Testers who call what they do ‘QA’ are reinforcing that misapprehension. … More Why say QA?
If all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players, then here are six players that I recognise from the world of testing. … More In on the act: Six testing players