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Good Enough (Perfectly Applied)

This is a series of blogs posts tagged quality hack. Quality Hack is a phrase I’ve coined to emphasise the importance of focusing on delivering “good enough” software, and embracing the cult of imperfection. If you wish to contribute a post, contact me either on twitter, by comment below, or email me@annemariecharrett.com Recovering Perfectionist I’m […]

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Coaching Upwards

I struggle to complete blog posts. Lena Wiberg suggested we do pair-blogging on a same topic. It’s a great idea. Here’s my version. Lena’s angle is more personal and I love it. You can read it here. Thanks Lena for the suggestion. This topic has been on my mind for a while! TL;DR If you […]

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Inflicting Help

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 of mild alarm as you […]

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The beginning of discovery

Lisa Crispin picked up on this small seemingly innocent sentence about the importance of ‘shallow tests’ in discovery “These [shallow] tests are often essential beginnings to discovery” Anne-Marie Charrett “Shallow Testing gets a bad rap” I’m glad she did, thanks Lisa! The idea that cheap easy confirmatory tests are essential to exploration has been a […]

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When the rubber hits the road

Anyone who has attempted to create and then implement a strategy, will know there’s a big difference between what is intended when the strategy is written, and what is realised on implementing a strategy. To the point in software testing, there’s been a push away from writing formal strategies. They’re often seen as irrelevant and […]