Testing Me in Production

 The Association for Software Testing is crowd-sourcing a book, Navigating the World as a Context-Driven Tester, which aims to provide responses to common questions and statements about testing from a context-driven perspective.It’s…

Leaps and Boundary Objects

Brian Marick recently launched a new podcast, Oddly Influenced. I said this about it on Twitter: Boundary Objects, the first episode of @marick’s podcast, is thought-provoking and densely-packed with some lovely turns of phrase….

Enjoy Testing

 The testers at work had a lean coffee session this week. One of the questions was  “I like testing best because …”I said that I find the combination of technical, intellectual, and social challenges endlessly enjoyable, fascinating, and st…

Where No-one Else Looks

In yesterday’s post, Optimising start of your exploratory testing, Maaret Pyhäjärvi lists anti-patterns she’s observed in testers that can lead to shallow outcomes of testing. She ends with this call:Go find (some of) what the others have missed! That …

Project Fortunes

 We asked one hundred customers how they’d like teams to approach work on their projects.It’s long been my intuition that the families on Family Fortunes will almost always choose to play, overtaken by the adrenalin buzz of starting something, unh…