A different perspective on Boundary Testing

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The book ‘Boundaries after a pathological relationship‘ by Adele Birch has a load of practical advice on boundaries in relationships. As Trish Khoo who recommended it to me said: “even if you don’t think you’ve had a pathological relationship, this is a good guide to setting and enforcing personal boundaries”, and it is. It’s full of […]

Bobbing for Embedded Apples

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One of my first recollections of physics is the image of Archimedes running down the street, dripping wet from his bath and shouting: “Eureka I found it!” on discovering his principle of fluid displacement to measure the force. Add to that Isaac Newton who quietly sat under an apple tree, musing the day away until he discovered […]

How’s your signal to noise ratio going?

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It’s not only engineers that need to deal with S/N (Signal to Noise Ratio).  Test Managers have to deal with lots of noise, in managing projects, dealing with stakeholders, identifying potential future risk, maintaining test environments, hiring testers, and meetings,meetings & meetings. Traditionally that’s what the role has involved. We deal with the noise, so […]