Archive for November, 2008

Observations from combining tester with other roles Martin Jansson 4 Comments

This article is about combining the role of the tester with other roles. These are observations based on my own experiences. I’ve not studied any books or other articles about this. I assume that each role has its own mind set, focus and goals. I will try to identify the agendas and possible mind sets […]

Rapid Software Testing Course Martin Jansson 3 Comments

I’ve just gone through a three day course in Rapid Software Testing (RST) run by James Bach. This is the first time I’ve seen him in person. I’ve previously seen his responses and discussion from the yahoo group software-testing. I’ve seen the presentation on RST by Michael Bolton and I think either of them would […]

Notes from Øredev 2008 Rikard Edgren No Comments

I spent one day at Øredev 2008 ( since they invited me to give the Where Testing Creativity Grows ( presentation. I arrived ten minutes after the start of James Bach’s keynote The Renaissance Thinker, where he argued that 1972 (Chapel Hill) ruined good software testing. People started focusing too much on templates, processes, best […]

Notes from EuroSTAR 2008 Rikard Edgren 7 Comments

This years EuroSTAR took place in den Haag, a city that had quite some rain, but also beautiful autumn leaves, and big churches. The theme of the conference was “The Future of Software Testing”, and a recurring image was a traffic sign informing that the future is next turn to the right. I always thought […]

Is it possible to create a generic Test Strategy? Henrik Emilsson 5 Comments

The short answer goes: No, of course you can’t! Once upon a time, I got the possibility to read a test strategy document written by a business colleague of mine. The strategy was a 47 pages document that tried to cover all aspects of testing that I guess would apply to all projects; because in […]