Information, and its relationship with testing and checking

UPDATE: Thanks to John Stevenson for his feedback of the model, I've updated the model appropriately to represent the fact that checking activities also inform our testing, (as John described in the comments below). Also, thanks again to everyone else who has reviewed and fed back on the model too.  One of the biggest problems [...]

Tales from TestBash NY

TestBash is one of the best context driven testing conferences ever. And although I've always wanted to speak at TestBash in Brighton, my talk submissions have never really fitted the theme... Until TestBash NY!! I was extremely lucky and honored to be speaking at TestBash NY, doing a talk on "How to succeed with difficult [...]

Let’s Test Day 1… What a day!

Wow. It's 5am and I've just got back in from socialising with Michael Bolton, Lars Sjodahl and Philip Quinn (a fellow Glaswegian) where I left them after the past hour of telling some classic jokes and Michael playing his mandolin (and me and Philip getting into the full swing of things being reminded of back home). Today [...]

Estimations, Guesstimations, Shmesstimations…

I recently found these "No bullshit estimation cards" I can't agree more with the message they send regarding estimations. Almost everywhere I have worked, there has been a big emphasis on the need for estimating the time and effort for implementing and releasing a new feature, but in almost every case we get it wrong. Whether that is missed [...]