A common problem to many tester is their inability to say NO even when they need to. Learning when to say NO and how to approach the difficulties of being asked to do something you don’t agree with professionally is one of the biggest challenges of any QA Engineer.
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It is important for developers to take responsibility for end-to-end testing tasks once in a while. It helps them to understand what matters to us when we do our job, and maybe even more importantly it teaches them to do their jobs better.
Stop blaming your development for not being able to influence your team as a tester. The change needed depends on you and not on the rest of your team. Take charge of the value you add to your team and you will see how you start becoming part of the decision making staff.
Have you noticed how specially in larger organizations we see some (or even most) managers becoming paper-pushers, spending all their time in meetings and answering emails (in their iPhones & BlackBerries!). It’s not surprising how this behavior also starts disconnecting them from the real work being done “in the trenches” by their testers and developers. […]
After a break of 2 months from posting I found myself reviewing the subjects I’ve talked about in the past in this QABlog. I found some interesting points to revisit briefly before renewing the regular posting.
Self-criticism is one of the most important traits of good testers, something that allows us not only to communicate better but also to improve your effectiveness as a tester.