There are many places where testers are not treated as professionals, in the same level as other members of the development team. We can blame the rest of the world for this, but the truth is that most of the fault falls on us and on how we approach our work. Look for testers who […]
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Some time ago I wrote a blog post called “Principles of good bug reporting” that talked about the basic things that make a good bug and helps testers not make the typical mistakes that then to make other members of our teams criticize our bug reports. Jerry Weinberg commented on this blog saying among other […]
Sometimes we as testers will run into situations where we disagree with the rest of the team. We might thing that a bug should be fixed, or a feature should be redesigned, or even that more tests should be run… The problem is that many times we are afraid to raise our voices and try […]
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.
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.