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A different perspective on Boundary Testing

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 […]

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Nuance on leaving testing to the experts

Non testers will always have views and opinions on testing. But it’s a problem when those opinions start impacting my testing in a negative way. Then I’m failing in my responsibility to perform testing to my best ability. The intent of control is to do a job well, not to hold power over people.

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Leave the testing to the experts!

The truth is, most developers, project managers and business people don’t understand testing in any deep way. Instead they often resort to shallow imitations, an emperors test suite, if you will.

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Rediscover your inner tester

Linda Wilkinson (Link no longer valid) in a recent post called on ‘Experts’ to come down off their ivory towers, and get back in touch with the rest of the ‘hoi polloi’. It got me thinking about how in one way or another, we all have an Ivory Tower in testing which we can brag […]