Archive for November, 2009

Introducing exploratory testing in a scripted test environment Martin Jansson 5 Comments

In many organisations it is hard to change how you are working. You might be bound to certain CM tools, how things are expected to be planned, documentation systems, management expectations, project management expectations and so on. In many of these traditional environments you might also use the regular test plans, test matrices, test specifications, […]

Exploratory Testing vs. Scripted Testing – rich terminology Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

Exploratory Testing in its purest form is an approach that focus on learning, evolution and freedom. Cem Kaner’s definition is to the point: “Exploratory software testing is a style of software testing that emphasizes the personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester to continually optimize the value of her work by treating test-related learning, […]

The Quality Status Reporting Fallacy Henrik Emilsson 4 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with someone that claimed that testers should (and could) report on quality. And especially he promoted the GQM-approach and how this could be designed to report the quality status. When I asked how that person defined quality, he pointed to ISO 9000:2000 which define quality as […]

When do you feel productive? Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

I believe that it is impossible to objectively capture important things about a software tester’s productivity. On the other hand I don’t believe there is a big difference between feeling productive and being productive. I feel productive when I * test a feature that is good, but not perfect * review specifications * do pair […]