Update Nov 20: minor edits to increase clarity. Yesterday, Rob Lambert tweeted: "Testing, as an activity by itself, has no business value"— Rob Lambert (@Rob_Lambert) November 12, 2012 Turns out that's a statement from the ISTQB Expert … [Continue reading] about Testing Has No Value
I was going through some of my old notes yesterday and stumbled across a sketch I made of a diagram of effects showing how test managers become ineffectual. (I re-created it in Illustrator since no one but me could have read my original … [Continue reading] about Why I Won’t Go Back
I have wasted countless hours of my life arguing to fix bugs in bug triage meetings. Bug advocacy is a core skill for testers in traditional software development organizations that follow code-then-test practices. Over time, I got reasonably good at … [Continue reading] about Bugs Spread Disease
Last month marked the 15 year anniversary of my decision to go into business for myself. Over the last decade and a half I have learned so very much, and had the opportunity to work with so many amazingly cool people. I feel immensely grateful. I’ve … [Continue reading] about Happy Birthday, Quality Tree Software
A reader wrote me to ask: I know what metrics to use to manage a traditional phased project. But what metrics do you use on Agile projects? I started drafting my answer in a private email but I decided that it was time to put my answer on the … [Continue reading] about From the Mailbox: What Metrics Do You Use in Agile?