Posts Tagged ‘analogy’

Lateral Tester Exercise II – Everyday Analogies Rikard Edgren 12 Comments

Analogies are powerful when they help us understand something (they shouldn’t be used to argue.) And virtually any analogy can be good, you don’t know until after you have tried. So this exercise is to use an analogy from your daily life, compare it to testing in general, or to your current area of concern. […]

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 […]

Chess & Testing Rikard Edgren 6 Comments

Analogies are helpful, not because they come with truths, but because they can help you highlight and think in different ways about the phenomena you are comparing with. I think you can pick any subject you know a lot about, and after some thinking, interesting things will emerge. The important moments If two chess players […]

The Baker & The Tester Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

I’ve recently become addicted to baking bread. I don’t know why, but it has the same kind of magic as music and software testing; so I’ll try to make some analogies. Results – The best bread results come when there is long fermentation time, just as when a tester can spend a long time with […]