‘People’ Archive

New, new perspectives (EuroSTAR 2015 Lightning Talk) Rikard Edgren No Comments

I believe one of the most important traits of testers is that we bring new perspectives, new ideas about what is relevant. I probably believe this from my experiences from the first development team I joined, so I will tell you about the future by telling an old story. This was in Gothenburg, 15 years […]

Lessons learned from growing test communities Martin Jansson 3 Comments

Background In 2011-2012 a friend, Steve Öberg, started a local community with a few test friends. We talked about testing, sharing experiences and discussing/arguing about various test topics. It was a great initiative, but I wanted something more and bigger. I had a discussion with Emily Bache, who run a local meetup on programming. She […]

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 […]

10 Years of Lousy Test Strategies Rikard Edgren 7 Comments

For the first 10 years of my testing career I wrote lousy test strategies. I believe the actual test strategies, what we tested and how, were adequate, but the way it was communicated, as part of test plans, was not good. As many strategies, they more or less just stated different functionalities, and that they […]

Robin Hood Test Courses Martin Jansson No Comments

Introduction James Bach has written about Sweden and its testers like this: “In my world, ‘Swedish tester’ is becoming a stock phrase, like ‘French chef’ or ‘Swiss banker’ or ‘Antarean starship captain’ (You want your hyperdrive fixed right? Go see an Antarean). I’m not entirely sure why this is, but part of it is their […]

Reflection from Let’s Testlab 2013 Martin Jansson 1 Comment

Planning a test lab takes a lot more time than you think. You prepare a lot of things and try to make the event great. Here are a few things that I considered … What applications/systems to test? how many would be enough? what type of system? how big or complex? are they fun to […]

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 […]

1000 Comments on TheTestEye the test eye 6 Comments

Very soon the 1000th comment will be published on thetesteye.com. Comments are our main reason for writing blog posts, because they take our thinking further. Our ideas are challenged, taken in other directions, opening new possibilities (and closing some…) Thank you!! To celebrate this, we will reward the author of the 1000th valid comment with […]

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 […]

 

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