Some 15 years ago I was first introduced to concept of the “Virtual Toolbox” and since then I have never stopped assessing and adding to it to improve my work and my life skills. Here’s why I recommend you build your own virtual toolbox, and how to get started.
There were times in my testing career when I found myself in a complicated spot as a result of my attempts to be a “good friend”, and in some cases a “team player”. The problem is that when we are testing and we find issues, sometimes we feel bad communicating these bugs or even problems […]
One of my biggest challenges, when I test, is distractions. A teammate might come with a “quick question” about a test I ran or a bug I reported yesterday. Or maybe someone will come to answer an email I sent a couple of hours ago. It can be a couple of people walking next to […]
If you are measuring the number of tests you run, or the length of your regression automated suite, then you are not really measuring the value you need to provide to your organization with your work. Here is a brief explanation of the mistake many of us make, and how can we correct it in […]
You have little time, tons of tasks to do, and you need to understand what needs to be done. Sounds familiar? Let’s check how you can approach these situations and still get out of them alive.
Not all our testing time is spent effectively. Sometimes I find myself at the end of a testing day feeling I could have tested much better. Realising that my testing was not as “good” as it could have been if I’d done things a little differently. After analyzing my own behavior, and also based on […]