Software Tester’s are a rare breed. We perform a role that can be difficult and not always fully appreciated or recognised. We are often the sceptic on the team, raising difficult questions when no one wants to hear them. We discover unplanned work, we question design, we uncover ambiguity. It’s not always an easy role. […]
In my Exploratory Testing class, I talk about shallow and deep exploration. When you say the word exploratory testing, many think, ‘just playing around’ on the product. And to some extent that’s true, a good true. So when I talked about shallow exploration it seemed to fit. Different from deep exploration where a systematic approach is […]
I have more draft blog posts than published and I have a lot of ideas I want to write about. I’ve challenging myself to write short imperfect blog posts that I can write on my bus trip to work. That’s about an hour. They will be rough and not edited but hopefully, you will get […]
Observability, colloquially known as 011y, meet Qualtability (also answers to q10y). For those of you new to my blog, My name is Anne-Marie Charrett (@charrett on twitter). I’m a quality engineer by trade, a software tester by craft. I’ve always been passionate about pulling things apart to figure out how they work.I was always the one […]
Ever wondered How Tech does Quality? What are their strategies when it comes to Quality and Testing? How do they increase speed to market without compromising on quality? Why not come and join me and a panel of Sydney Tech Leaders on the 13th June 2018 at the Canva Office to find out? Tickets cost […]
I was invited to a panel discussion by Roisin Parkes alongside Rohan Smith (Technology Leader – Optiver), Owen Senior (CTO – Ansarada) and Wendy Glasgow (CTO – OFX) in a Launch of the Female CTO/CIO Meetup in Sydney The mission statement for this group is: To change the ratio of female to male technology leaders from 1:10 (currently […]
For a while now, the concept of ‘release’ has seemed perfunctory to me. I remember the first moment when the thought hit me. It was over 10 years ago and agile was gaining traction as the method of software delivery. We were releasing to a two-week cadence As the test manager, part of my role […]
I got up early to give an AMA on Quality Engineering with those fabulous people at Ministry of Testing. Turns out when you say Ask Me Anything (AMA)- it really does mean that. My favourite question is – what *is* that on your t-shirt? Well, there’s a story on that. A while ago I had […]
As software testers, our role is to avoid being fooled by many things. For instance, we try to avoid being fooled by the product, what people believe they understand, what many insist is the ‘right or wrong way’ to test. To avoid being fooled we often challenge our assumptions or the team’s assumptions of what we know. Here are some other ways we can avoid being fooled.
Focus quality by framing it in terms of business outcomes. Here’s how.