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?
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
A new standard for Scrabble. Can this bring about more certain outcomes? … More The Scrabble standard
An unreasonable expectation is often placed on testers; the expectation that we can not only reduce uncertainty, but that we can eliminate it. In other words an expectation that we can provide certainty. … More Are you sure? The reassurance in uncertainty
Rather than vainly chasing the title of expert, we might be better served by acknowledging our limitations, listening to others and continually learning. We might be better served by demonstrating humility. … More Humility and how to avoid becoming an expert
Good testers have many admirable qualities, but prophecy is not typically amongst them. … More The Misinformation Game: three common pitfalls in test reporting
Instead of endless debates on whether testers should be able to code, perhaps we could start a new debate on testers understanding design. … More Designed to test