A new model for test strategies… (An update to the Heuristic Test Strategy Model).

The Heuristic Test Strategy Model The heuristic test strategy model was created by James Bach with the purpose of offering a set of patterns for designing a test strategy. The model has been very valuable for me in the past, not just with helping me to think about how context affects my testing strategies, but [...]

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Learn about Exploratory Testing and Agile Testing at the whole day Software Testing Clinic workshop at TestBash!

Interested in learning about modern testing approaches? Exploratory testing is fast becoming the most important approach to testing, having been proven by so many companies to be the most effective way of investigating software to reveal problems. Agile is also fast becoming the methodology of choice for the vast majority of companies, even in domains [...]

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 [...]

I’m speaking at Agile Testing Days 2014!

And so it's been official for a few days now. I have been accepted to speak at this years Agile Testing Days conference later in November in Potsdam, Berlin. I attended last year and it was such a great conference with lots of amazing people from all over the world. You can read about the [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 3)!

By the time the third day came, I was already feeling the haze of "information overload" and had been up late on the previous night socializing with some great testers, such as Daniel Maslyn, Sami Söderblom, Tom Mantsch,  Jose Lima, Adam Knight, Chris George, Pete Walen, Huib Schoots, Tony Bruce, Gus Evangelisti and many more [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 2)!

Day 2 started in a bit of a blur, as I was trying to still digest the waft of information that I had gained from day 1... Nonetheless, the second day offered just as much fun, information, knowledge, ideas and socializing as the first day! Here's a summary of day 2: Keynote: “Live it – [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 1)!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend Agile Testing Days, which was held in Potsdam, Germany. My employers bought 2 tickets to the event and put them up for a competition to the test team and I managed to obtain one along with my colleague Paul Coletti.Although we didn't have tickets [...]