Today, I read an interesting quote today from one of Bob Marshall's blog posts that really got my brain cogs working... “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” [...]
You can't assure quality... In fact, I'd even go as far as to say that testing itself doesn't actually improve quality, let alone assure it. Testing provides information which allows for the improvement of quality only if acted upon by the stakeholders, and then worked on by developers, but testers themselves don't actually do the [...]
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So there have been a few people blethering recently about Testing as an Activity. I've been discussing this subject recently with Steve (Janaway), as he has been talking about it on his blog and at conferences: see here, and here.I agree that testing is an activity, in the same way that coding is an activity. [...]
So I've been working on a project where the underlying tone of the team is to get the minimal viable product released on time. The idea being that we strip out waste and get the basics in there so that it can be released in a timely manner and then we use that to build [...]
I'm going to keep this post quite short. It's a thought I've been having for a while now. Here goes with the impact statement: Test Techniques are actually just activities that relate to some context of a testing mission. Think about it... Take "load testing", or "accessibility testing", or "function testing", or "security testing", or any of the other 120 different test techniques (which Dan [...]
I've noticed recently that so many people have such a huge fear of failure... There appears to be such angst if people get something wrong, make a mistake, or misunderstand something, that for some reason the repercussions will be horrendous! I would suggest that failure can actually help us! The truth is that failure gives us the humongous opportunity to learn so much from our mistakes. [...]