“Our testing leaves a lot to be desired,” the Project Manager shot an accusatory glance at the QA Manager. The QA Manager glared back. I was seated between them at the conference table, and felt trapped in the middle. “What makes you say that?” I asked, shifting my chair so I could see both managers […]
Archives for November 2006
One of the reasons some organizations spurn Exploratory Testing is the notion that “All Testing Should Be Repeatable.” To this, I say: “Bah.” Repeatability is an overrated attribute for testing. Repeating a given test for a specific purpose, like for regression testing, is one thing. But insisting all testing be repeatable is an unnecessary constraint […]
We’ve all come to a crossroads on a project. Should we ship now or fix more bugs first? Should I report this bug even though I cannot reliably reproduce it? Should we change this feature or leave it as is? Should we tell the executive stakeholders about the current instabilities or hope we can fix […]
Wonder why some people are adamant that Agile can’t work; won’t work; shouldn’t be tried; or is the work of the devil? I do.
José Alejandro Betancur requested (in comments) that I make a PDF of my Agile Testing slides available. Here they are. For those of you who were hoping to follow along with the Google Video talk, you’ll be disappointed: this is the most up to date version of the slides, not the version I presented at […]