‘Ideas’ Archive

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 […]

What Is a Good Test Strategy? Rikard Edgren 6 Comments

To me, a test strategy is about “what to test and how” and “ideas that guide testing towards the testing missions“. It is an ongoing process, not necessarily a document, and important for the results of the test effort. A good test strategy should be unique for the situation, but there are som general properties […]

Black Box vs. White Box Henrik Emilsson 7 Comments

I have heard and seen the difference between Black Box Software Testing and White Box Software Testing being described as “whether or not you have knowledge about the code”; and that Gray Box Software Testing is a mix of the two. But is it really about how much of the code you see? I rather […]

Double testing – converging or diverging models in testing Martin Jansson 6 Comments

I have experienced that many test leads, managers and project managers are worried about something called double testing. In short, it is the idea that some tester is testing the same thing as another tester. The term double testing might be a local term, but then you know it by another name with same properties […]

Wolf Pack – a collaborative test compilation Martin Jansson 2 Comments

You are part of a pack of wolves. You are hungry and have not found food for several weeks. When you move, you run covering lots of ground quickly. You are out hunting, cooperating and collaborating with the rest of your pack. You are seeking the big game, not a flea, nor a rabbit or […]

Testing in isolation Martin Jansson 3 Comments

I often promote that testers should sit close to or with their cross functional teams. Still, I am very fond of working in an isolated testlab environment where it is possible to shout, scream, play music and play out dramas that would otherwise disturb the regular office tasks. The office landscapes that are open seem […]

Experience report EuroSTAR Testlab 2012 Martin Jansson 1 Comment

Setup Bart Knaack had done a wonderful job in setting up and organizing the testlab. He had done this by himself. So most credit to him for taking on most of the initial work and planning. Me, Ru Cindrea and Kristoffer Ankarberg focused on keeping the lab up and running as well as taking care […]

Complete Testing Risk Reduction with Bohr-Steinlager-Stumpf Quantization Rikard Edgren 1 Comment

Suppose you have a risk assessment fully agreed by stakeholders, and their relatives. Create a stable sampling across all adjacent perspectives, and let the corresponding tests be executed on best representatives platforms, theoretically covering 99.5% of potential future usage. Now, let any opposites conglomerate, and hold their best fit tempo, until the sounds dissolve into […]

Intertwined SFDPOT & CRUCSPIC STMP Rikard Edgren 3 Comments

I hope many of you are using SFDPOT (James Bach) and CRUCSPIC STMP (thetesteye.com) in order to investigate what to test. SFDPOT describes elements of the product, and CRUCSPIC STMP describes sought attributes of the system. They are very powerful ways to identify things to test, plus to be able to communicate it effectively. Both […]

 

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