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Jumping to conclusions

Good testers continuously ask questions about the product, the customer and the project environment and invariably on themselves. No question, no test. When were satisfied with the explanation we stop asking questions, we stop being inquisitive. For testers, its essential to keep asking questions for as long as possible. On the other hand, a test manager […]

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coaching quality test consultant Training

Please don’t hire me

If you want perfect softwareIf you want me to break your code If you want to measure me by the number of test scripts I write If you want me to tell you its ready to ship If you want 100% of your product tested If your looking for a tester to only “check” if […]

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coaching insight Training

The Buzz On Testing

We’re witnessing a revolution my dear comrades. The tide is turning on drone testing  The word is out. Skill Matters! Classes such as Rapid Software Testing (developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton), Just in Time (Rob Sabourin) and Elizabeth Hendrikson Exploratory Testing classes are becoming more popular.  They say “Test is Dead” but I […]

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coaching insight

What drives your learning?

What drives people to take up my offer of free Skype coaching? Most testers when asked give on of the following reasons: 1) they want to pass an exam 2) They are having difficulty at work and need to get over some particular obstacle 3) They want to test themselves 4) They want a particular […]

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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.