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AUTHORITATIVE BIAS

9 Cognitive biases and how they influence software testing

We make hundreds of decisions, choices, and judgments on a day-to-day basis. Life would be exhaustive if we had to deliberate over each and every one of these decisions. Humans prefer to avoid information overload by preferring solutions that require minimal mental effort. We are naturally programmed to handle information overload by using mental shortcuts […]

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PractiTest dashboard item: run status by percent

The art of transforming testing data into project information

A while back a colleague asked me for help creating a better testing report for her current project. The task got me thinking about how QA managers handle the same information differently; and how this makes the difference between being treated as “Testing Guy” or as the “Inside Information Provider” of a software project. We […]

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What do tissue paper and testing have in common?

Tissue paper and Testing The most insightful thoughts sometimes come from the strangest situations, don’t you agree?  I had a cold last week. Needless to say tissue overflowed the trash, in almost every room in the house. I am not sure if it was the cold medicine that cleared my mind as well as my […]

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