Earlier today we published the results of the 2013 State of Testing Survey. Everyone is invited to download the report and get a better understanding of the current challenges and the reality of the Global Testing Professional Community
A couple of days ago I saw a short video from CNBC and Al Jazeera that talked about a topic completely unrelated to testing, but that at the same time reminded me of a very important task we have as customer advocates within our teams. It is not enough to know how our users work in order to decide on the best way to develop our products. We need to learn to empathize with our users, to understand what do they feel and what are their real needs (specially those we are not fulfilling today).
Remember the feeling you had when you started to work in your current company? How good was to get that fresh start! Instead of wasting time writing New Year’s resolution lists go ahead and quit your job (virtually!). Get a fresh start and put all your old mistakes and attitudes in the past.
The QA Intelligence Blog together with Tea Time with Testers are launching a global QA Survey to understand more about the current reality of the testing world today and the trends defining our profession in the near future. Please come and take part in this survey to help the current and future state of the testing community!
The lines that separate between developers and testers are getting blurred, and this is changing the way testers work and the responsibility we have within our organizations. How is this trend going to affect our future is still an open question but it is definitely going to have an effect. Is this happening in your team? How is this affecting your work today?
During an interesting testing conversation with a friend I defined my testing approach as Optimistic-Skepticism. Let me explain why I think that although it may sound a little like opposite approaches, these 2 provide the most appropriate blend needed by a professional tester within his project
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- Published the Stated of Testing 2013 Survey Report January 30, 2014
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- Announcing the State of Testing Survey – Please help us to spread the word! December 6, 2013
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