Coaching your Test Team

I left the coaching session with a clear sense of how powerful coaching an be in this environment and I see this type of coaching in testing teams becoming an effective tool in helping testers self learn.

Bug Tracking Tools Explained

Like it or not, all software has bugs.You may not know about them but they are there..lurking in the darkness, ready trip up one of your innocent user who has just gone and purchased your software. That’s why you employ a software tester. A software tester’s job is to find as many of the bugs […]

Celebrate your wins in software testing

Dont wait until someone ‘discovers’ how great your testing is or until you have proper metrics in place. Use whatever it takes to promote your work to your colleagues.

Getting ROI from your freelance software tester

Development houses have a right to expect a lot from a freelance tester. Firstly, without the endless budget of some larger companies, they can ill afford time and money caused by improper scoping and testing. Secondly, they have recognised the advantage of having an independent review of the product and that in its own right […]

Benefits of Software Testing

Looking at the benefits of software testing from a business perspective can be quite a challenge if your a blue-hat, IT type of person as I am. To sell testing effectively though, its helpful to view testing from the perspective of the person who ultimately gets to make the decisions. So here goes!The way I […]