8 Perspectives of Quality: A Model

In my last blog post, I shared my views on quality regarding goodness, value, and correctness. In this post, I'd like to share a model that I've been using for a few years in my past few companies, to describe different perspectives of quality and how they relate, as well as where testing activities fit [...]

What’s the quality of your product?

What's the quality of your product?What's the first thing you think about when hearing this question?Is it difficult to answer?For some reason, it feels like most people in software, when building software, tend to overfocus on "correctness": "it works correctly", "it works as expected", "it meets all the specified requirements", "Everything just works ok", etc...But [...]

Adapting Crosby’s 4 absolutes of quality into a software context

Philip Crosby has a big reputation as being a quality leader in the manufacturing industry, having authored many books on quality between 1968 and 1999. Some of his well known work that he's quoted on regularly include: "quality is free", "zero defects through prevention", and his "4 absolutes of quality". Although Crosby spoke of these [...]

If I could change one thing in the Agile Manifesto…

I recently attended an Agile workshop for new joiners at my company, where as part of the workshop, the agile manifesto and principles were presented. For those of you that haven't seen the manifesto in a while, here they are: Agile Manifesto, taken from agilemanifesto.org The manifesto seems to have stood the test of time. [...]

Risk Based Testing | Part One | Talking About Risks Over Types of Testing

This is the first post of a three posts about the relationship between Testing and Product Risks. In this post, I'm introducing the idea of focusing the conversations about testing on being related to types of risks over the common way of talking about testing in terms of types of testing. Types of testing? Or [...]

Code Coverage vs Test Coverage; Subjectivity and Usefulness

It's really surprising how many people believe that code coverage and test coverage are the same thing. I don't know where this confusion has stemmed from, but from scouring around the internet, it seems to be a common challenge that people switch between code coverage and test coverage interchangeably, probably subconsciously too. They are not [...]

Got something to say about testing to the Agile community? Submit a talk to the Agile 2019 Quality and Testing track!

Submit your session to the Agile 2019 Testing and Quality track and join us at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington DC We test. From the moment an idea is derived, the plan and approach of how to test it has already begun. Going beyond the idea of merely approaching code as testers - [...]

#NoTesting?? Here’s what it means to me.

The #NoTesting hashtag is having a bit of a resurgence recently, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and write down my opinions on the whole thing. The term is very confusing to say the least. Many people take it to mean "don't do any testing", which is understandable that they interpret it [...]