In my family we have a tradition, every Spring we systematically go over all the house cleaning, organizing and mostly getting rid of all the things that we don’t need anymore.n When was the last time you did something similar to your test cases and the rest of your testware?
Today, more and more companies work on multiple countries and physical sites, where not all team members work together or have even met in person. There are many challenges that come with distributed testing, and many teams either work sub-optimally or altogether fail in their projects. As I’ve had my share of failures and successes with distributed teams I wanted to share 5 tips I use today and recommend that can help you succeed in managing your distributed testing and development projects.
What is a Quality Agenda, how to create a good one, and maybe most importantly: “should you be wasting time creating and pushing one in your company???” We try to answer these and some additional questions on this QA Intelligence post
There is an on-going discussion in the World of Testing around whether a tester should be more or less technical in his work… (and this is without even asking if we should call someone technical or not!)
The truth is that I believe testers SHOULD be technical, and that there is a marked added value for a tester that is technical over one that is not.
This doesn’t mean we should be only technical and stop concentrating on understanding our users, or that we should strive to be more technical than our programming peers. But there are many ways in which we should start getting rid Non-Technical tester each of us carries inside of us.
How many times have you told yourself you don’t have enough time to plan your tests, so you might as well just get testing… If you are anything like me, then this happens to you 2 or 3 times a week. Classic examples are: – When you run a short test on a piece of [...]
When you are a true professional, you see failure as an opportunity to become a better professional. Here’s a real life scenario, let’s see how many of you can relate to it: It is the middle of the day on a regular Tuesday afternoon. You are the QA Manager of a company developing an Enterprise [...]
- 10 reasons why You are NOT a Professional Tester! — Part 2 December 5, 2011
- Why can’t developers be good testers? May 5, 2010
- Stop being a NON-Technical Tester! December 19, 2011
- 10 reasons why You are NOT a Professional Tester! — Part 1 November 28, 2011
- Manual and automated tests together are challenging May 16, 2011
- Five Testing Questions with Scott Barber April 18, 2013
- Spring cleaning your testware March 25, 2013
- Five Testing Questions with Lisa Crispin February 5, 2013
- Of Testers & Soldiers… January 21, 2013
- Five Testing Questions with James Bach December 17, 2012
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