Many times we as testers feel that we are harming our friends whenever we report to management that the project is delayed or that a group of programmers are reporting large quantities of bugs. These feelings don’t only harm our professionalism as testers, they also harm the overall performance of the whole team. This post analyses this issue and provides some ideas on how to approach the issue in a better and more productive way for the whole team.
My 4th interview in the “Five Testing Questions” series is with Scott Barber, one of the most pragmatic and value-oriented testing professionals I know. I really recommend everyone reads and shares this interview as it provides some very concrete and down-to-earth views on the objective, positioning and the overall value of testing in today’s world.
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?
If you would need to choose a motto for the testing profession and all the testers worldwide, regardless of the company or applications they work with, what would it be? For me this motto would be “To Protect and Serve”!
This weekend I caught myself in the car with my oldest son, having one of those incredible conversations one can only have with a kid his age who’s discovering the World and its workings. What I hadn’t realized until now is that he is actually testing HIS world, and using some simple tools we can all re-learn as testers in our daily work…
This is part 2 of the article I published last week with the 10 Reasons why You are NOT a Professional Testers. As I started on the first part of this series, I think the bulk of the blame is on us, the testers, for not looking at our jobs as a profession.
Without going into the specific reasons, for that you can read inside, I think we need to improve the way we look at our tasks, how we communicate with our teammates, and how we look at the future of our profession.
I am looking for your feedback, so please feel free to let me know what you think!
- 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
- Is friendship ruining your testing career??? June 17, 2013
- You need to schedule tasks to “waste time” as part of your regular work! June 9, 2013
- 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
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