What you measure will improve

It is a simple and yet mostly forgotten fact that whatever you measure will improve. Still, most testers don’t take advantage of this principle in order to help their testing process and the overall status of their projects. This post is about how you can use measurements in your favor and even on some of the drawbacks that you need to take into account when working with public metrics.

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Nothing like a fresh start

With the beginning of the school year for my kids I realized that we all need that feeling of a fresh start in our work and project. Many times we feel stuck by actions and choices we made in the past and we should be able to find a way to leave this emotional subjective oppression on the side. I believe we can do it if we are just aware of this, and if we take some actions on our part to make things better.

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The State of Testing Survey 2013: Recent developments

If you’re new here subscribe to our blog for updates directly to your Email – see the box to your right >> State of Software Testing 2013 – Webinar Transcript One of the greatest developments that the State of Testing Survey generated was this one of a kind webinar with star panelists:  Jerry Weinberg http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/ Fiona Charles http://www.quality-intelligence.com/ […]

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Trends and Challenges in the Testing Community

The National Software Testing Conference held in London May 20-21st, 2014 focused on some of the key issues occupying the testing community. I was fortunate enough to attend this, my first testing related conference, with Joel Montvelisky on behalf of PractiTest. Not only was this my first overseas testing conference, this was also the first time I got to […]

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Are we all Accidental Testers?

Are we all “accidental testers”? If this is the case, then what does it say about the testing profession as a whole? Maybe the fact that most testers grow into this profession as part of a personal development process actually makes us better testing professionals? This post will explore some of these questions and leave you with some additional questions to ponder about…

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State of Testing Webinar with Jerry Weinberg & Fiona Charles – Thursday Apr 24th

As you surely noticed, early in the year we published together with TeaTime with Testers the first State of Testing Survey report, showing some interesting information about the current state of our testing community and raising additional questions about where are we heading as a profession. We are now honored to have two world renowned testing […]

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