Archive for August, 2010

Status of Software Testing Professionals Rikard Edgren No Comments

Many testers feel underrated; they don’t think they get the respect they deserve. There are more reasons for this than suggested solutions. One proposed solution is to define the profession more thoroughly, to get standards and certifications that can guarantee more than the bare minimum of test quality. I am confident this isn’t the “good” […]

Inside the Capability Characteristic Rikard Edgren No Comments

I think quality criteria/factors/attributes/characteristics are extremely powerful. It helps you think in different ways, and makes it easy to get a broader coverage of your test ideas. See Software Quality Models and Philosophies for McCall, Boehm, FURPS, Dromey, ISO 9126 models, or CRUSSPIC STMPL for a version without focus on measurability. The granularity of this […]

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 […]

Creativity in The Testing Planet Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

I have written a small article for The Testing Planet about Testing & Creativity. (update: web article here) It contains the potato from this blog, but also some new content on “cheating”. Feel free to add comments here! I think creativity still is too little recognized as an important aspect of our work. We should […]

Book review: The Black Swan Torbjörn Ryber 4 Comments

The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Eyafjallajukull started to spew out tons of ashes in the sky. Air Traffic over Europe was severely hindered and stopped totally for a number of days. This is a perfect example of a Black Swan Event. What we call here a Black […]