Pain is our bodies way of telling us to stop doing something. Stop putting your hand on a hot stove, stop hammering your thumb, stop walking into lampposts… Like it or not, our profession, software testing, unwittingly creates pain in others. Shattering illusions does that. Have you seen that look
Quality Engineering articles that focus on whole team testing including software developers, product owners and ops. Ideas on contemporary approaches to building quality in.
Your first child. Like many parents, I vividly recall my moment of reality when I realised my life (in a weird and wonderful way) would never be the same again. Being pregnant with my first child now feels like a time of great excitement and also great indulgence. Baby showers,
We had the first Quality Engineering Lean Coffee and the following topics: * QA Career Development * How to assess quality practices and maturity of a team * How to attract people to get into a quality career * What can help testers when there is no BS or RS documentation * QA versus Dev
tl;dr We want to provide our consumers and business partners options as opposed to obliging them by providing only one option. By “Designing in options” for your business partners and consumers, you provide them with the ability to take the greater risk while minimising the impact of failure for
If, as Gerry Weinberg states Quality is “value to some person” …then the corollary stands that risk is anything that threatens that value. This can be useful because Quality is an amorphous, shapeshifter, notoriously difficult to nail down. Its final judge is not us but our consumers. I compare quality
If you work in software development, like I do, you most likely work within a complex system. You also, most likely, work on a complex system. Not sure? Try answering these questions: 1. Is it hard to model your system in all its complexity? 2. Is it hard to work
> Quality engineering enables visualisation of the state of quality anytime in the delivery lifecycle of a system or service. It does so in terms of its business outcome. Anne-Marie Charrett (working definition) Services not Products The complexity and the distributed nature of our systems today means we are moving towards