Archive for May, 2010

It’s better with no model than ONE model Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

It has been said by many, but I heard it from Fiona Charles: “don’t ever fall in love with your model”, and this is a warning I want to elaborate. A model is a powerful way to understand how the system works, and thereby also how it can fail. But a model can also narrow […]

Creating a Test Management Super Class Torbjörn Ryber 7 Comments

First of all. I am honored to be invited as a guest writer at the testeye! I will start my contribution by asking for your assistance. In the next year I have been asked to give a couple of classes for test managers that are fairly new in their role. I have been looking through […]

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 […]

Review of properties in Kaner’s What is a Good Test Case? Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

One of Cem Kaner’s many classic writings is “What is a Good Test Case?” It is a very good article, well-spent time for anyone involved in software testing. But when writing about test ideas, I started to realize that the list of properties for good test cases isn’t perfect, for me. So it’s time for […]

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 […]

Sampling & Serendipity Rikard Edgren 3 Comments

“Testing can’t be complete” might be the only statement all testers would agree upon. This means that we only will run a few of all possible tests, and this is in many fields called sampling. There isn’t too much said about qualitative sampling in software testing, so let’s look at what Grounded Theory says about […]

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 […]