‘People’ Archive

SWET1 fragments the test eye 8 Comments

The delegates of the first Swedish Workshop on Exploratory Testing were: Torbjörn Ryber, Simon Morley, Christin Wiedemann, Petter Mattsson, Anders Claesson, Oscar Cosmo, Johan Hoberg, Rikard Edgren, Henrik Emilsson, Martin Jansson, Ann Flismark, Henrik Andersson, Michael Albrecht, Johan Jonasson, James Bach. This write-up surely contains mistakes and important omissions, and it might be too heavy […]

Ignoratio elenchi Henrik Emilsson 6 Comments

“Wouldn’t it be cool if we could come up with a Quality Value for our products?”  said a colleague of mine. ”Yes! That would be super!” me and a couple of colleagues answered. We had a lot of categories and data in our bug system; and perhaps most important was that we had a good data […]

Behind the scenes of the test group Martin Jansson No Comments

In your current assignment as a tester, test lead or test manager think about how the situation is for the test group right now. At the stand-up morning meeting with the test group, stop and consider… what is that troubles the group? what obstacles do they see? what is their main concern? what is stopping them […]

EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices Henrik Emilsson 7 Comments

Last week, me and Martin won the competition “The EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices”! Read more at: http://www.eurostarconferences.com/delegates/the-test-lab-apprentice.aspx See you in the Test Lab in Copenhagen! Cheers, Henrik & Martin

Let passion be our guide Martin Jansson 3 Comments

I am passionate about testing. This passion gives me energy,  the fire that makes me what to excel and get better at testing. It is this passion that I share with my co-workers, customers and my employees, hopefully growing their interest in testing and sharing my visions and goals. I use it to paint my views on […]

Utopic estimations in testing Martin Jansson 4 Comments

Making estimates on a test assignment is hard. What you include and exclude varies between each person. As I see it, there are many things to consider that might make the whole test effort longer and make it more complex. So, instead of guessing or giving a random number consider this… When you are asked […]

Did Beatles use Kanban? Rikard Edgren 10 Comments

I have become allergic to models that are brought from other industries, and put on software testing as a best practice, or something really good. Software testing is unique, and you might violate important aspects when applying a template that doesn’t match. It is a big difference between producing 100,000 cars a year, and one piece […]

Being Typecast and breaking out Henrik Emilsson 3 Comments

Typecasting is the process by which a film, TV, or stage actor is strongly identified with a specific character, one or more particular roles, or characters with the same traits or ethnic grouping. For many actors this has been a nightmare, even if they have earned a fortune on it. I believe that some of […]

Growing test teams: Uncertain team composition Martin Jansson 13 Comments

This is a follow up from previous articles on Growing test teams based on the ideas from Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. Uncertain team composition If you are newly assigned to be a team leader there is a big chance that you also have a team, but that is not always the case. Just […]

Exploratory Testing is not a test technique Henrik Emilsson 7 Comments

Well, to many people this is nothing new. But still, there are a lot of testers, and indeed test leads, that still think that Exploratory Testing is a technique that can be used in testing. To some extent, it has to do with that both Cem Kaner and James Bach have used this term amongst […]


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