Posts Tagged ‘test team’

Working with the testing debt – part 3 Martin Jansson 3 Comments

This is a follow-up from Working with the testing debt – part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]. The reason for the clarification is that you so easily come up with a tip without a context or example. Tip 3: Grow into a jelled team (read Peopleware [3] by Timothy Lister and Tom deMarco for […]

Do we all want black coffee? Henrik Andersson 10 Comments

We, testers, are we all alike? Looking back over the years I’ve been involved in testing, I would say I have met a whole bunch of different testers. Some shared my passion and fascination for testing, others were not testers they just happened to have the job title. However, I have always appreciated our craft […]

EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices Henrik Emilsson 7 Comments

Last week, me and Martin won the competition “The EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices”! Read more at: See you in the Test Lab in Copenhagen! Cheers, Henrik & Martin

Testing Clichés Part IV – We can’t find all (important) bugs Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

It’s a truth that we can’t find all bugs, but is it really a truth that we can’t find all important bugs? And it’s a cliche when used as answer to the (sincere) “why didn’t you find that bug?” question. Testers are paid to find important information about what they are testing, and included are […]

Growing test teams: Uncertain team composition Martin Jansson 13 Comments

This is a follow up from previous articles on Growing test teams based on the ideas from Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. Uncertain team composition If you are newly assigned to be a team leader there is a big chance that you also have a team, but that is not always the case. Just […]

Testing Clichés Part II – Testing should be separate from development Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

This is an idea you see and hear now and then. It comes in different shapes, ranging from testers needing to have an independent manager, to testers being best if physically separated from developers, or even outsourced, or crowdsourced. Cem Kaner writes in The Ongoing Revolution in Software Testing that this notion primarily is a […]

Growing test teams: Progress Martin Jansson 2 Comments

A lot of these ideas come from Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. As I see it, they realised it is easier to show things that will stop the growth instead of listing things that will actually create the team. Jelled teams are created when many of the factors have been eliminated that stop […]

The hidden project stakeholders Henrik Emilsson 4 Comments

This was originally a response to Rikard’s post “Multi-Dimensional Software Testing”, but here I have developed my thoughts a bit. As I see it, there are more or less obvious stakeholders and stakeholders that might be more or less hidden. A “customer” might be such an obvious stakeholder. It might then just be a matter […]