Reality bites

Who doesn’t love the internet? As a small business owner of a software testing consultancy, its a great way to promote myself along side the bigger companies. However, I’m discovering the major minus side to promoting on the internet. That is, its too absorbing. I can’t resist reading those cursed google stats every day. I […]

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Take the Test…

Want to review your software testing process? Here are some guidelines that I use to review a company’s test process. Stakeholder support Before examining software testing in detail, assess your financial and managerial support. Any good review exposes shortcomings and to act on these changes will require good managerial and financial support. One way of […]

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The pure joy of innovation…

I went along to a networking event last night, run by the Innovic – in Melbourne. A great event and that wasn’t just the cocktails! I got the opportunity to meet interesting people involved in all aspects of innovation in Melbourne. I think every once in a while its good to get your head […]

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How low do you go?

A survey* sponsored by the Australian Computer Society, found the following percentage allocation for software testing: 5% allocate more than 40% of the initial development budget to testing 25% allocate between 10 -19% of the initial development budget to testing 25% allocate between 20 – 29% of the initial development budget to testing 14% allocate […]

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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 […]