‘Ideas’ Archive

System definition and confidence in the system Martin Jansson No Comments

As a tester, part of your mission should be to inform your stakeholders about issues that might threaten the value of the system/solution. But what if you as a tester do not know the boundary of the system? What if you base your confidence of the result of your testing on a fraction of what […]

Five Tricky Things With Testing Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

I went to SAST Väst Gothenburg today to hold a presentation that can be translated to something like “Five Tricky Things With Testing”. It was a very nice day, and I met old and new friends. Plus an opportunity to write the first blog post in a long time, so here is a very condensed […]

Test Strategy Checklist Rikard Edgren 8 Comments

In Den Lilla Svarta om Teststrategi, I included a checklist for test strategy content. It can be used in order to get inspired about what might be included in a test strategy (regardless if it is in your head, in a document, or said in a conversation.) I use it in two ways: To double-check […]

Not on Twitter Rikard Edgren No Comments

I don’t have a Twitter account. I read Twitter now and then, it contains useful information, but I don’t have the time to do it properly. For me, doing it properly would mean to often write thoughtworthy things within 140 characters. I only have one of those, so better publishing it in a blog post: […]

Den Lilla Svarta om Teststrategi Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

I am quite proud to announce a new free e-book about test strategy. It contains ideas Henrik Emilsson and I have have discussed for years. It is not a textbook, but it contains many examples and material that hopefully will inspire your own test strategies (the careful reader will recognize stuff from this blog and […]

On ISO 29119 Content Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

Background The first three parts of ISO 29119 were released in 2013. I was very skeptic, but also interested, so I grabbed an opportunity to teach the basics of the standard, so it would cover the costs of the standard. I read it properly, and although I am biased against the standard I did a […]

Charisma Testing Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

Why do you prefer a product even if it has equal functionality to a competitor? What is it that makes one product stand out amongst the other? Maybe you have had thoughts about what makes a product feel special? We all know that this happens in some way, but how do you test for the […]

Winning or losing in gamified test situations Martin Jansson 2 Comments

Games are not always about winning or losing. Each game can have different objectives. In my early youth I started with role playing games and later on story telling games. At the time, people who knew little about it sometimes asked us, “Who is winning?”. Being 7 years old, I didn’t really know what to […]

Project managers asking the right questions to the testers Martin Jansson 2 Comments

Project managers have a great impact in our daily work and can often affect how we work, thus what is meaningful or not. Background Several years ago I was involved in an organization which was split on several sites in different countries. Project members were not co-located, instead they were split up on different sites. […]

Using gamification to explain and model testing Martin Jansson 2 Comments

In early 2013 I held a 7 week course on setting up a testing organisation that works well in an agile context. My intent was to explain my own approach and model of how testing is conducted, I wanted the students to see that they needed to create their own. For each part of the course […]

 

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